D. Macdonald

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Pennies From Heaven ~ Susie Swing Band Arioli
Pennies From Heaven ~ Susie Swing Band Arioli
5.0 out of 5 stars More like manna ....., April 20 2004
I sometimes buy an unknown artist because the disc looks interesting, or is cheap. As I loaded up the car cd changer to go home, this was the one (of a batch of 20) I wanted to hear first. Call it intuition but I somehow knew I was going to like Ms Arioli, and I do - lots. Too often there is insufficient variety in mood and tempo on a single album. So after five or six tracks you hit next disc. Not here!! The instrumentals (hit it Jordan) are as good as jazzy little Big Bands get, and you don't know Lady Day if Suzie's vocals don't make you think of Billie Holliday (without some of her more annoying singing mannerisms)(Don't Explain). And that's homage indeed. One track (8)is "Having… Read more