Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Me and Mrs. Jones" by Tony Ocean (Easy Listening Artist from Illinois(IL))

Tony Ocean doles out skill and passion with his new CD, "Me and Mrs. Jones." While his cover of the Billy Paul classic is well done and worthy of being a title track, the Robbie Robertson-penned "Out of the Blue" provides Ocean with the perfect canvas for the kind of deep and soulful delivery the song demands. This album stays nothing but smooth throughout, but still holds some edge and emotion with Ocean's strong vocals. "Someone Like You" has all the elements this album is about: passion, beautiful piano, and catchy melodies. Another gem is the last track, "Be Honest," a duet with a female singer. Tony Ocean's fine CD, "Me and Mrs. Jones," is easy listening anyone can enjoy.

-Matt M. and the Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"The Song Begins..." by Casey Erin Clark (Easy Listening Artist from New York City, New York(NY))

What makes "The Song Begins..." such a great CD of American show tune-inspired music is the realization Casey Erin Clark had as much fun recording it as we do listening to it. With a voice redolent of the Broadway vernacular, it should come as no surprise that she is working in theater in New York, even starring in a few Off-Broadway shows. Some tracks are even showcases of brand new songs from rising composers. On the CD-opener, "Real New Yorker Now," Clark blows you away with her strong, pitch perfect voice. "Murder! He Says" is another vocal highlight, a terrific jazz trio number with bounce and melody. But what's most important is staying passionate and entertaining, and that is really what Casey Erin Clark's "The Song Begins..." CD accomplishes.

-Matt M. and the Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Still" by Jordan Bluth (Holiday/Easy Listening Artist from Arizona(AZ))

The first thing you will notice about Jordan Bluth's new Christmas CD, "Still," is the singer's powerful vocals. Bluth is obviously classically trained and is beyond comfortable in his wide baritone range. Classics like "I'll Be Home For Christmas" are sung with such power it reminds you how these songs became classics in the first place. The instrumentation and arrangements are also notably rich and complex. The album features a wide range of strings, piano, and other orchestral instruments. His voice plays especially well with the strings on "What Child Is This." "Still" puts great emotion back into holiday songs we hear year after year, and we have Jorden Bluth and his fine Christmas CD to thank for that.

-Matt M. and the Reviewer Team
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