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Vox One: Say You Love Me

Song NameComposerArranger
My Cherie AmourPaul Stiller
Time After TimeYumiko Matsuoka
Say You Love MeVox One
ShenandoahSteve Prosser
Whisper When I Speak Paul Pampinella
It's Too LateYumiko Matsuoka
Autumn LeavesPaul Pampinella
Lovin' YouYumiko Matsuoka
Out TherePaul Stiller
White ChristmasIrving BerlinYumiko Matsuoka

Produced by Kohsuke Ichihara / Vox One

This Japanese release features seven songs not before released in the U.S.. For fans of Vox One, we are already preaching to the choir, but for the uninitiated, this contemporary jazz quintet has all of the technique of the Real Group, with a compelling edge of intensity and emotion. Therefore, a traditional such as "Shenandoah," using brilliant dynamics, phrasing and an admirable combination of tension and release, is transcendent, whereas classic pop - Carol King's "It's Too Late" - is given a heartbreaking harmonic complexity and richness. The arpeggiated chord accompaniment in the verse, so simple, yet effective, shows why a talented arranger can elevate the ordinary to greatness. When Vox One swings into the standard, "Autumn Leaves," they prove that they do no less than weave straw into gold.

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9235C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart| A Cappella | Vocal Jazz | Mixed | United States
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