Dee Bell-Marcos Silva: Silva Bell Elation

Vocalist Dee Bell joins together with pianist Marcos Silva for a collection of upbeat and smooth takes of jazz standards along with a few surprises. Scott Thompson/b and Phil Thompson/dr round out the team that has Bell’s husky voice approach material from sources ranging from Neil Young (“Harvest Moon”) and Lennon/McCartney (“I Will”) and makes it fit into the contemporary light jazz field. Some Caribbean feeling added by Andy Narell’s stel pans creates some extra flavor on an intriguing take of “I’ve Got the World On A String” and “Nature Boy,” while Barry Finnerty brings a deep mood to “The World is Falling Down” and freshens up Joni Mitchell’s “Night in the City.” Bell and Silva even do some nice work with Joe Zawinul’s “Midnight Mood” showing that “light” does not mean “weak.”

Laser Records

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