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Stacey Kent – In Love Again

$47.50

Stacey Kent is back, with her regular combo, for an engaging tribute to Richard Rodgers. In addition to routinely covered songs like “It Never Entered My Mind” and “Bewitched”, the Britain-based vocalist looks to the South Pacific book and comes up with two items seldom performed in a jazz context — “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” and “Bali Ha’i”. Happily, these are two of the best cuts; the former, with its burlesque-ish 6/8 middle section, works amazingly well. The sound is strong, highlighting the nicely varied arrangements and the innate charm of Kent’s puckish voice.

 

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AllMusic Review by David R. Adler
Stacey Kent is back, with her regular combo, for an engaging tribute to Richard Rodgers. In addition to routinely covered songs like “It Never Entered My Mind” and “Bewitched,” the Britain-based vocalist looks to the South Pacific book and comes up with two items seldom performed in a jazz context — “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” and “Bali Ha’i.” Happily, these are two of the best cuts; the former, with its burlesque-ish 6/8 middle section, works amazingly well. The sound of the disc is strong, highlighting the nicely varied arrangements and the innate charm of Kent’s puckish voice. There are a few downsides: a sluggish “Thou Swell,” an aimless bossa nova reading of “It Might as Well Be Spring,” and a general overabundance of ballads. But swinging tracks like “This Can’t Be Love” and “My Heart Stood Still” (the latter spiced with tasty chord substitutions) make up for the lukewarm spots.

 

1. Shall We Dance
2. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
3. My Heart Stood Still
4. It Never Entered My Mind
5. I Wish I Were In Love Again
6. Thou Swell
1. It Might As Well Be Spring
2. Nobody’s Heart (Belongs to Me)
3. I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
4. This Can’t Be love
5. It’s Easy To Remember
6. Manhattan
7. Bali Ha’I

 

 

 

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Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm