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Shepley Metcalf & Ron Roy - Don't Bother To Knock (2014)

16-10-2014, 18:28
Music | Jazz | Vocal Jazz

Shepley Metcalf & Ron Roy - Don't Bother To Knock (2014)

Artist: Shepley Metcalf & Ron Roy
Title Of Album: Don't Bother To Knock
Year Of Release: 2014
Genre: Jazz Vocals
Label: Shepley Metcalf
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 42:34
Total Size: 100 Mb
Covers: Front

01. Don't Bother To Knock (2:14)
02. Have Feet, Will Dance (2:13)
03. You're Not The Only Oyster In The Stew (3:00)
04. Meet Me Where They Play The Blues (3:43)
05. They Say (2:51)
06. I Gotta Get Myself Somebody To Love (3:34)
07. I'd Love To Make Love To You (3:37)
08. No Soap, No Hope, No Mouse, No House Blues (2:41)
09. My Future Just Passed (3:23)
10. The Getaway And The Chase (2:40)
11. What Goes Up (Must Come Down) (2:32)
12. Have You Forgotten So Soon (3:35)
13. Like Someone In Love Everytime I'm With You (3:30)
14. Walk It Off (2:53)

Shepley Metcalf and Ron Roy may call Boston home, yet it took a journey halfway around the world for their paths to cross. The two musicians met by chance in 2005 at a vocal workshop in Tuscany. Since then, Shepley and Ron have distilled their respective passions for song and keys into a smoldering sound that’s propelled the two to cross-country venues and even the Arts section of the New York Times. Between Shepley’s soul-bearing, witty expression and Ron’s prodigious piano playing – a loving nod to jazz, classical and cabaret – affecting live audiences and listeners alike is a natural habit for this musical pair.

Shepley and Ron’s debut album Something Irresistible paid homage to the sparsely recorded catalog of New York jazz legend Fran Landesman. For Shepley, excavating these songs involved some serious detective work, including a trip to England to meet with Ms. Landesman herself: music production by way of archaeology. In her own words, Shepley lives for the hunt of underplayed yet ear-catching songs. And for her latest album with Ron, Don’t Bother To Knock, Shepley is going deeper, this time trawling the depths of eras past for tracks that have all but vanished with the passage of time. The new album features irresistible songs once performed by latter-day luminaries like Nat King Cole, Anita O’Day and Fats Waller, resurrected and flush with new blood courtesy of Shepley's phrasing and Ron’s arrangements.

“Most of these songs haven’t actually been heard for decades!” says Shepley. "And after years of performing the songs together, Ron and I decided that the best way we could celebrate their existence would be to venture back into the recording booth.” Indeed, a stand-alone listen to Shepley’s reimagining of each tune suggests a familiarity that feels both fresh and instinctual. On “No Soap, No Hope, No Mouse, No House Blues”, a 1950s ditty, Shepley balances a contagious playfulness with the weight of decades. Her spin on “You’re Not The Only Oyster In The Stew” is an irreverent but sincere love note that seems tailor-made for today’s cultural climate of excess and choice. And once it’s time for the album powerhouse - Mildred Bailey’s “Have You Forgotten So Soon” - Shepley’s marriage of words and melody comes full circle. Spoken memories of movie palaces, Coney Island amusement games, and moonlit hayrides accompany Ron’s pining keys. With songs like these, the past is always present.

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