Rita Edmond: Our Love Is Here To Stay


Love Is Here To Stay (aka Our Love Is Here To Stay)


Rita Edmond (vocals)


Sketches of a Dream (T.O.T.I. 137672513-2)

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Rita Edmond (vocals),

Ralph Gibson (sax), Rose Gales (piano), Tatsuhiko Jaco Kimura (bass), Aaron Williams (drums)


Composed by George & Ira Gershwin


Recorded: Pasadena, CA, 2008


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

Rita Edmond's rendition of this Gershwin classic is up-tempo and energetic. In contrast to other tunes on Sketches of a Dream, vocalist Edmonds spends this song in the middle and high registers. That could be a result of the song's quick pace. There is also a touch of nasal quality not employed on the other cuts. The band is kicking from the start. There is a wonderful vibe created that takes you back to the days of the song's earliest jazz interpretations. (Contrary to popular belief, that was not when Harry Connick Jr. sang the song for When Harry Met Sally.) You can visualize Edmond & band really cooking in a nightclub. You can see the smiles on the patrons' faces as they tap their fingers on the tablecloths. Edmond's voice is a real gift. She has obviously been surrounded by the right gift-wrapping.

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky

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