My Romance

My Romance

by Kevin Mahogany

CD

Overview

On My Romance, Kevin Mahogany wraps his gorgeous baritone around a program of standards and love songs, recalling Johnny Hartman's classic album with John Coltrane. With saxmen Kirk Whalum and Michael Brecker offering sympathetic support and Bob James showing what a classy accompanist and arranger he can be, this recording is the ideal soundtrack for a quiet, candle-lit evening of romance. Mahogany's beautiful reading of James Taylor's "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" establishes that song as worthy of inclusion with the classic melodies of the Great American Songbook. His slow caress of "Stairway to the Stars" brings a new emotional depth to that oft-recorded chestnut, while the quiet piano/tenor arrangement of the title track gives Mahogany the opportunity to make the song his own. The singer brings a cool, Joe Williams-like blues touch to Lyle Lovett's "I Know You Know." Other standout tracks include a lightly swinging stroll through the Van Morrison composition "Wild Honey," complete with a string sextet, and a fine take on "Lush Life." With this excellent disc, Kevin Mahogany firmly stakes his claim as the top jazz balladeer of his generation.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/1998
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624702528
catalogNumber: 47025

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kevin Mahogany   Primary Artist,Vocals
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Fambrough   Bass
Hilary James   Piano
Billy Kilson   Drums
Eugene J. Moye   Cello
Sue Pray   Viola
Laura Seaton   Violin
Yergenia Strenger   Violin
Kirk Whalum   Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Seiver   Cello
Nick Cords   Viola

Technical Credits

James Taylor   Composer
Michael Colina   String Arrangements
Ken Freeman   Engineer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Hilary James   Arranger
Burton Lane   Composer
Matt Pierson   Producer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Goodhart   Composer
Ed G. Nelson   Composer

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My Romance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''My Romance'' is one of the best jazz vocal albums ever produced. Kevin Mahogany's sound is smooth, strong and sexy. More like this would certainly be welcome.