"The Tender Trap, arranged by pianist Fred Hersch, is a wide-ranging, diverse program that exposes the many facets of Siegel. The recording also features cameos by Michael Brecker, Hank Crawford, and Russell Malone! Siegel kicks things off with "That Old Black Magic" and flows seamlessly into "My Ship." Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You" is a sultry blues. Her lyricism finds its fullest expression in a soaring "Too Darn Hot”. Hersch adds evocative textures to Siegel's soulfully soft lyricism!" - JazzTimes
UPC Code: 01317899202
The Tender Trap by Janis Siegel, feat. Fred Hersch, Michael Brecker, Hank Crawford, and Russell Malone
The powerhouse Manhattan Transfer doesn't want us to think this is just another album of brilliantly arranged standards, sung to perfection. Just hearing one of pop and jazz's most remarkable singers strut her stuff to renditions arranged by her longtime partner and pianist Fred Hersch is enticing enough. Her liner notes humorously chronicle her choice of tunes, which ranges from an elegant trio reading of "That Old Black Magic" to a simmering and swaying twist on the title track. Her urgent voice is also perfectly suited for a bluesy rendition of "I Just Want To Make Love To You," which features the two pronged instrumental attack of David Tronzo's slide guitar and Hank Crawford's alto sax. The great thing about Siegel is how she moves so effortlessly from that sort of barnburning torchiness to the floating, ethereal vibe of "How Deep Is The Ocean?" She also fashions "How Long Has This Been Going On" as a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and performs a never before recorded lyric to Billy Stryhorn's familiar "Lotus Blossom" called "All Roads Lead Back to You".
Song List: 1. That Old Black Magic, 2. My Ship, 3. The Tender Trap, 4. Change Partners, 5. I Just Want to Make Love to You, 6. Too Darn Hot, 7. How Deep Is the Ocean?, 8. Dreamsville, 9. Touch of Your Lips, 10. You Bring Out the Lover in Me, 11. How Long Has This Been Going On?, 12. Tulip or Turnip, 13. All Roads Lead Back to You/I Thought About You
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