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Vivian Buczek - Dedication to My Giants

26-01-2015, 15:28
Jazz | Vocal Jazz

Vivian Buczek - Dedication to My Giants

Artist: Vivian Buczek
Title Of Album: Dedication to My Giants
Year Of Release: 2010
Label: Crown Jewels
Genre: Jazz / Vocal Jazz
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: 320kbps / 44.1kHz / Joint-Stereo
Total Time: 54:04 min
Total Size: 123 MB

01. Joyspring
02. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
03. All the Way
04. Whisper Not
05. Nica's Dream
06. How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
07. My Shining Hour
08. Once You Love
09. I Got a Woman
10. Didima
11. Stockholm Sweetning
12. Very Early
13. Four

Dedication To My Giants, is Vivian Buczek's tribute to those giants of jazz who have inspired the Swedish vocalist's own work. While Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles get a mention, Buczek's giants for are predominantly instrumentalists John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Clifford Brown included and as a result her song selection for this, her third album, avoids the most obvious vocal standards and gathers up some more unusual numbers. It's an impressive and enjoyable album.

The first five songs are bona fide jazz classics, and Buczek's interpretations are worthy additions to the canon. On Brown's "Joy Spring," with lyrics by Jezra Kaye, Buczek summons up the spirit of Annie Ross. Her version of Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Michel Legrand's "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" is beautifully performed, with only Claes Crona's piano for company. Horace Silver's "Nica's Dream" swings gently, with Crona on electric keyboard and guest guitarist Andreas Öberg adding a warm toned solo.

"Once You Love," written by Buczek and her father Bruno, also stands out. There's another fine vocal from Buczek, and more of Crona's percussive yet graceful piano. Charles' "I Got A Woman," a vocal duet with Roger Pontare, is less successful: Pontare's voice is ideal for interpreting Charles' vocals, but Buczek's lighter, smoother, style isn't as suited to the demands of this bluesy song.

Buczek sings "Very Early" by Bill Evans and lyricist Carol Hall, accompanied by Kenji Rabson's sparse but sympathetic double-bass. Her phrasing and tone are excellent. As with her version of "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" such a stripped-down musical backing is potentially risky, but both songs show Buczek's strength as a vocalist, as well as highlighting the talents of her accompanists.

Dedication To My Giants was recorded in 2009 but has not been readily available outside Sweden. Buczek establishes herself as a talented jazz singer, and a strong interpreter of ballads, with an ear for an intriguing mix of songs. Her work deserves to be known more widely. ~Bruce Lindsay

Personnel: Vivian Buczek: vocals; Claes Crona: piano; Kenji Rabson: bass; Robert Ikiz: drums; Roger Pontare: voclas (6, 9); Andreas Öberg: guitar (5, 7, 9, 13).

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ogutierrez   User offline   30 January 2015 03:53

Thqank you vm

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ogutierrez   User offline   30 January 2015 03:55

Thank you vm

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