Carol Sloane: Let's Face the Music and Dance
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Carol Sloane (vocals)
When I Look In Your Eyes (Concord Jazz 4619)
Steve Gilmore (bass), Ron Vincent (drums).
Composed by Irving Berlin.
Recorded: New York, June 1994
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Sloane can indeed be called "a singer's singer," possessing a gorgeous vibrato, impeccable taste and keen interpretative ability. She takes this standard at a more languid pace than usual, which only plays to her strengths. She wants to tell a story and always wants the listener to appreciate the lyrics. At 6:48, there's generous space given for masterful solos by Charlap and Alden, two players always worth hearing.
Reviewer: Scott Albin