Laura Dickinson - One for My Baby (To Frank Sinatra With Love) (2014)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 55 min | 129 MB
Label: Music and Mirror Records | Rel: 2014
I wrote a review on my FB page dedicated to Neil Stubenhaus (Neil Stubenhaus - Bass Player) about this amazing album. This is by far the best tribute to Sinatra I have ever heard. It is the real deal and Laura unearthed the heart and soul of these classics. She also took some courageous decisions to cover some less often heard jewels ("Here's To The Losers", "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die", "How About You"). I have been let down by many tributes that were given a way too polished treatment to access a certain demography (Rod Stewart, Michael Bolton, Michel Buble) to the detriment of the passion this music carries. Nothing of the sorts here. The production is crisp and precise. Laura Dickinson is a jewel. She has a fantastic voice, but she mostly and more importantly is a brilliant singer. The arrangements, particularly on the three duets songs are unique. My favourites? The almost funky version of "You Go To My Head", the fiery take on "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" and the impressive reworking of "My Funny Valentine" (a duet with Neil Stubenhaus on bass). Best interpretation of these songs since Mr. Sinatra passed away.