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Vocal Jazz | Label: Anzic Records - ANZ-0062
Hailed by Time Out New York for tearing down boundaries between old and new jazz styles, rock, pop, country and more, Toronto-born, New York-based vocalist Amy Cervini follows up her 2014 Anzic release Jazz Country with the gritty, blues-oriented No One Ever Tells You. Joined by her brilliant longtime cohorts Jesse Lewis (guitar), Michael Cabe (piano), Matt Aronoff (bass), Jared Schonig (drums) and special guest organist Gary Versace (on four cuts), Cervini puts her stamp on songs that have resonated with me as a mother, as a partner, and as a woman, she writes in her album notes. They are songs about love, struggle, and empowerment. There's a decisively biting, almost rock-inflected sensibility coursing through No One Ever Tells You. Cervini projects a fine, assertive voice, limber and free in her phrasing, ranging widely in her sources: the group interprets songs by everyone from Lyle Lovett to Rodgers & Hammerstein, playfully yet with a serious expressive intent.
01. I Don't Know - 5:10
02. God Will - 3:23
03. No One Ever Tells You - 6:39
04. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top - 6:44
05. Please Be Kind - 3:48
06. A Good Man Is Hard to Find - 5:15
07. You Know Who! - 5:24
08. Bye-Bye Country Boy - 5:37
09. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) - 4:02
10. Hit the Road Jack - 3:47
Amy Cervini - vocals
Jesse Lewis - guitar
Michael Cabe - piano
Matt Aronoff - bass
Jared Schonig - drums
Gary Versace - Hammond B3 organ (#1,2,8,9).
Recorded at Sear Sound, New York in December 2016.