Shophisticated Lady CD (2005)

Artist: Sandi Shoemake

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Product Overview


Label Chase Music Group/traditions
SKU 64007040
UPC 028568807329
UPC 14 00028568807329
Format CD
Release Date 8/23/2005
Author Sandi Shoemake
Technical Info
Engineer Steve Crimmel
CatalogID 8073
Lable Name Chase Music Group
Released 08/23/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00028568807329
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Bruce Forman (guitar); Sam Most (flute); Andy Martin (trombone); Paul Kreibich (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Doug Ramsey.
Recording information: Painted Sky Studio, Cambria, CA (2004).
Photographer: Bob Barry.
In too many fields of music the focus is upon young up-and-coming performers, but given the opportunity, seasoned jazz fans will likely prefer to listen to a veteran vocalist like Sandi Shoemake. Her rich voice and superb diction make one wish that she recorded more frequently. Backed by an excellent band with delightful arrangements by her husband, vibraphonist Charlie Shoemake (who also plays piano in spots), she primarily chose songs that were written for Broadway or Hollywood, few of which seem to be done with any regularity by her contemporaries. She masters the sly humor within "A Rainy Night in Rio," a perky bossa nova dating from the 1940s that showcases flutist Sam Most and trombonist Andy Martin. Shoemake savors the deliberate settings of neglected ballads like Rodgers & Hart's "Nobody's Heart" and Frank Loesser's "Can't Get Out of This Mood." She also offers swinging takes of "I Only Have Eyes for You" and "By Myself" (the latter featuring bassist Bob Maize in one of his last recordings prior to his death in 2004). Guitarist Bruce Forman, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Paul Kreibich round out the strong supporting cast on this rewarding CD. ~ Ken Dryden
Professional Reviews
Down Beat (p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Shoemake sings with more sugar than mettle as she applies her smooth, silky voice and rich phrasing to an elegant repertoire of swingers and ballads..."
JazzTimes (p.108) - "Shoemake is the quintessence of laid-back, West Coast cool.....Sandi responds with typical dexterity..."
Disc 1
1 Rainy Night in Rio, A
2 Nobody's Heart
3 Lover Come Back to Me
4 Sophisticated Lady
5 Be Careful, It's My Heart
6 Can't Get Out of This Mood
7 I Have Dreamed
8 Music Has Stopped, The
9 I Only Have Eyes for You
10 You Better Go Now
11 By Myself
Product Attributes
Artist Shoemake,Sandi
Label Chase Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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