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Judy Niemack - about time

- CD Reviews

Judy Niemack - about time
2002 www.judyniemack.com

With
Judy Niemack on Vocals
Jeanfrancois Prins on Guitars
Eddie Gomez on Bass
Lee Konitz on Saxophone
David Friedman on Vibes
Edson Café on Percussion

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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
August 27, 2005


This is a mesmerizing vocal CD, with saxophone, vibes, and exotic percussion joining guitars and bass in rapturous and renowned themes, with brand new jazz/dance, rhythm/cabaret arrangements. Judy Niemack is blessed with a wide, breathless vocal range that carries her sound to tonal highs and lows, depending on the shifting mood and song selection of the moment.


Notable tracks:

#1 – Talk Awhile – Composed by Pat Metheny/Judy Niemack. Composed by Niemack with Pat Metheny, this piece includes David Friedman on vibes and Edson Café’s steel and steady percussion. A long riff on vibes, with accompaniment from Jeanfrancois Prins’ guitar and Eddie Gomez’ bass, is followed by Niemack’s turn on scat.

#6– As Time Goes By – Composed by Herman Hupfeld. This most popular ballad is interpreted here by Niemack with a summery Samba beat, assisted by Gomez’ rich bass, in solos and backup, plus Prins’ contrasting, more chipper rhythm. Café’s shakers and clavé rhythm add pulsating pizzazz.

#7 – ’Round Midnight – Composed by Monk/Williams/Gillespie/Hanighen. Niemack, in the role of Miles Davis’ renowned, muted trumpet, with Lee Konitz on sax on a complementary theme, adds an intriguing solo for Prins and another (more contemporary) for Konitz. This is a late night, more than midnight arrangement.

#10 – Time Remembered – Composed by Bill Evans/Paul Lewis. Like dripping rain, Niemack’s vocals exude ethereal and elegant airiness. Gomez shares this theme in a seasoned duo riff with Prins, before Niemack seamlessly returns.









For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net