Ellynne Rey to Perform 1/7 at Jazz At Kitano
Ellynne Rey will perform music from her latest CD "A Little Bit of Moonlight," as well as other great songs in the jazz and standards canon, at Jazz At Kitano on Wednesday, January 7th with sets at 8:00 & 10:00pm.Featuring: Ellynne Rey - vocals; Bennett Paster - piano; Cameron Brown - bass; and Willard Dyson - drums.
1. Make Someone Happy (Styne) 4:14
2. Love and Deception (Mihanovich) 3:15
3. Dindi (Jobim )5:24
4. Soul Eyes (Waldron) 4:26
5. How Deep Is The Ocean (Berlin) 4:15
6. You Taught My Heart To Sing (Tyner & Cahn) 4:52
7. Ruby My Dear (Monk & Swisher) 4:04
8. My One and Only Love (Mellin & Wood) 4:14
9. I Fall In Love Too Easily (Styne & Cahn) 3:34
10. Invitation (Kaper & Webster) 4:41
11. Suddenly It's Spring (Burke & Van Heusen) 2:39
12. Besame Mucho (Velazquez English lyrics by S. Skylar) 4:06
13. Blue In Green (Davis, Evans & D'Ambrosio) 3:45
14. What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Woods) 4:33
15. So Many Stars (Mendes & Bergman) 5:11
Recorded at: Benny's Wash 'n' Dry Studio Brooklyn NY 2013
If we can judge the character of an individual by the company they keep then vocalist Ellynne Rey is in mighty fine company on her new CD "A Little Bit Of Moonlight". Her taste is further enhanced by her excellent choice of material too, showcasing fifteen selections from the jazz canon and the Great American Songbook. As the noted jazz critic and author Will Friedwald states in his liner notes; "I'm allowed to have favorites - the same as anyone else - and for me, the standout tracks on this album are the duets and the occasional trios. The numbers with full rhythm section are also excellent, but it's the more minimal and intimate numbers, in which singer Ellynne Rey works with just with the master guitarist Gene Bertoncini, and / or the veteran bassist Paul Beaudry, that most caught me personally."
The selections on "A Little Bit Of Moonlight" explore matters of the heart, love, loss and joy and songs by legendary jazz piano players too; McCoy Tyner's "You Taught My Heart to Sing", Thelonious Monk's "Ruby My Dear," Mal Waldron's "Soul Eyes" and "Blue in Green" by Bill Evans. Accompanied by some of the most talented musicians on the New York City jazz scene Gene Bertoncini (Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett), Paul Beaudry (Clark Terry, Grady Tate, Jimmy Cobb), Tony Jefferson (Eddie Harris, Kenny Drew Jr., Lonnie Smith), Bennett Paster (Wallace Roney, Kurt Elling, Rufus Reid), Daniel Sadownick (Beyonce, Michael Brecker, Pat Martino). By devouring classic jazz recordings of the instrumentalists and singers from the 1930's - 1960's, Ellynne developed a love for the rich American musical tradition we call jazz.