by Tom Haugen
It’s All Right With Me
The captivating vocalist Liz Terrell has explored many genres in her exceptional career, and she’s landed in jazz territory here, where she’s joined by Daniel Clarke (piano), Chris Brydge (bass), Emre Kartari (drums), Alan Parker (guitar) and Eddie Williams (saxophone) for the 11 well thought out tracks.
“People Make The World Go Round” starts the listen with Terrell’s powerful and soulful pipes alongside graceful keys, playful sax and plenty of timeless jazz spirit, and the title track follows with both intimacy and exploration entering the poetic landscape.
In the middle, “Time After Time” puts a charming spin on the classic with frisky drums, strategic bass and, of course, Terrell’s skilled pipes, while “I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life” brings much elegance and warmth to the emotive delivery.
Close to the end, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” offers both scatting and bright singing to the bouncy and dance friendly spirit, and “What The World Needs Now” exits the listen with well timed brass, a cozy rhythm section and Terrell’s breezy singing.
Terrell and company but a very heartfelt and charming spin on these songs that many of us will already be familiar with, and they sure sound great in the very capable hands that are rich in their textured beauty.