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Artist: Sandi Shoemake
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Shophisticated Lady CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 64007040
UPC: 028568807329
UPC 14: 00028568807329
Release Date: 8/23/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
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
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Bruce Forman (guitar); Sam Most (flute); Andy Martin (trombone); Paul Kreibich (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Doug Ramsey.
Muze PNote Recording information: Painted Sky Studio, Cambria, CA (2004).
Muze PNote Photographer: Bob Barry.
Muze PNote 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

Engineer: Steve Crimmel

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/23/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8073
Music Label Name Label : Chase Music Group
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00028568807329

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..."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Shoemake,Sandi
Product attributeLabel:   Chase Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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