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Michael Fremer Rated 10/11 Music, 10/11 Sound!!!Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald Released On180g Audiophile LP! Pressed at Optimal!
Clare Teal is backed by the Syd Lawrence Orchestra lead by Chris Dean for her tribute to the jazz diva Ella Fitzgerald. Teal performs jazz standards such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, “Anything Goes”, and “That Old Black Magic”.
The album was rehearsed, mixed and cut directly to vinyl, ALL IN ONE DAY!!
“No left turns here, no postmodern reappraisals — just straight-ahead swing…And the sequencing is superb. Side A kicks off with three softly swinging numbers, and then, on “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead”, the orchestra raises the energy level a notch or three — enough to make one very curious about Side B, where, indeed, the music roars that much more, climaxing with “Too Darn Hot”, where Teal and the orchestra peak at the same time, yet sonics remain clean, with nice-sounding highs.” – Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, January 2017