Ballads from the Black Sea
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||Perdido||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||2:56||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||A Child Is Born||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||6:27||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Desafinado||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||6:11||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Willow Weep for Me||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||5:42||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Sophisticated Lady||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||5:49||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||I'm Beginning to See the Light||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||3:44||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||My Favorite Things||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||5:09||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||My One and Only Love||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||3:46||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Conversation||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||0:17||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Confirmation||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||3:26||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Improvisation On 'Antouni'||Datevik & Larry Willis Quartet||1:50||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
The title of this CD, Ballads From the Black Sea, is not exactly accurate since, with one exception, the songs are jazz standards and the music is not confined to ballads. However, it does feature a visitor to America from the Black Sea, Armenian singer Datevik. The daughter of a top folksinger, Datevik proves to be a talented jazz vocalist with a wide range and an appealing voice. Her versions of such tunes as "Perdido," "A Child Is Born," "Desafinado," and "I'm Beginning to See the Light" are fresh, and this set concludes with an unaccompanied improvisation recorded while she was warming up before the session. With fine backing by the Larry Willis Trio and tenor saxophonist Igor Butman, this is a strong American debut for Datevik. But what has she done since?