The Art of Dreaming

  • Codice: CCD79853
  • Produttore: Candid (UK)
  • Codice del produttore: 708857985326
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Wokalistyka jazzowa
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kontynent: Europa
kraj: Anglia
opakowanie: plastikowe etui
Irlandzki wokalista jazzowy Cormac Kenevey na pierwszy rzut oka wydaje się iść przetartym przez Harry'ego Connicka, Jamie Culluma, Petera Cincottiego czy Michaela Bubble śladem.
Na szczęście pomimo młodego wieku i przyjemnej aparycji nie w głowie temu Panu gładkie jazzowanie. Bliżej mu do chicagowskiego wokalisty Kurta Ellinga niż do wymienionych powyżej wokalistów.
Na swojej drugiej płycie "The Art of Dreaming" z jednej strony prezentuje się jako kapitalny interpretator piosenek nowobrzmieniowego zespołu Moloko, z drugiej strony pokazuje, że potrafi też czytać po swojemu klasykę jazzu, standardy Cole'a Portera, Jerome'a Kerna czy Harry 'Sweets' Edisona brzmią nad zwyczaj interesująco!
Druga płyta, która pokazuje, że Cormac Kenevey ma szansę zostać jednym z najciekawszych, najbardziej twórczych wokalistów ostatnich 10 lat.
[Krzysztof Szamot]

Editor's Info:
The fabulous second album by Irish vocalist Cormac Kenevey is a collection of lyrical compositions alongside a variety of standards and is another fine display of Kenevey's instantly recognizable and original vocal style. The particular highlight on this disc is his salute to electronic pop group Moloko with a track on which he reproduces all of the instrumentation with vocal layering alone. This second album again finds him collaborating with accomplished UK born pianist, Phil Ware and his trio.

The Guardian
rating: ***/*****

Candid Records, which launched Jamie Cullum, is an indie label run by veteran producer and enthusiast Alan Bates. It is the real jazz deal, with a raft of classic music in its archives - but the secret of its longevity is the ability to balance this with the shrewd promotion of engaging and accessible young singers. At this, the label's annual festival, two nights were devoted to personable young Dublin-born crooner Cormac Kenevey's new album The Art of Dreaming.

A slight, soft-spoken and sharp-suited young man with a light and flexible tenor voice, Kenevey sounds like a promising prospect to follow in Cullum's wake. He also sounds as if the ambitious melodic flights of Kurt Elling are in his sights, even if the long unbroken swerve from a falsetto to a bass note at the close of There'll Be Some Changes Made does not have the raw power of the master. His rendition of Bein' Green - which fell somewhere between the versions by Kermit the Frog and Tony Bennett - failed to make the song's exploration of being different resonate. But Kenevey revealed an agile improv technique in a fast scat on Snoozy Blues, winding up on a circular-breathing long note that brought a burst of startled applause.

Kenevey has the warm tone and patience to develop Cole Porter's All of You, and the relaxed drive to cruise through a hard-swung The Way You Look Tonight against pianist Phil Ware's breezy countermelodies. But he still has some homework to do if he is to rival Kurt Elling's improvising resources. Just being another elegant young crooner on the American Songbook might not be enough these days.
by John Fordham
The follow-up to Irish singer Cormac Kenevey's debut album This is Living, The Art of Dreaming mixes a selection of standards (torchy – 'The Night We Called It a Day', 'I Fall in Love Too Easily'; romantic – 'All of You', 'The Way You Look Tonight'; or specially arranged to incorporate personal messages – 'The Nearness of You') with the odd jazz vocalese classic (Harry Edison/Jon Hendricks's 'Centerpiece' done at the Joni Mitchell tempo) and some originals (a beatbox song, 'Moloko Soup' and a joky sci-fi lyric 'In the Extraoutosphere').

Kenevey's voice is light and pleasant (in the Harry Connick/Peter Cincotti mould, but with more scatting and humour) and he has an attractively intimate approach to conveying a lyric; his band, too, is sparky and intelligent – all in all, he's an accomplished addition to a field with too few runners in it.

Cormac Kenevey: voice, clarinet
Phil Ware: piano, wurlitzer
Dave Redmond: double bass
Kevin Brady: drums
Hugh Buckley: guitar
Strings: Ken Rice . . .

1. Relax
2. The Night We Called It A Day
3. Moloko Soup
4. Tir Na Nog / The Nearness of You
5. In The Extraoutosphere
6. I Fall In Love Too Easily
7. The Dreamer
8. This Is It
9. Centrepiece
10. All Of You
11. The Way You Look Tonight
12. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
13. Snuezy Bloos

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