iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Introducing Robin McKelle by Robin McKelle, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Introducing Robin McKelle

Robin McKelle

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

The debut of vocalist Robin McKelle is a throwback to an earlier era, when singers were backed by big bands as they sang songs destined to become standards. Although McKelle doesn't break new ground in her interpretations of this material and doesn't take many chances, she is an expressive performer, opening with an exuberant, slightly breathy "Something's Gotta Give," followed by an enchanting cha cha treatment of "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen." Vocalist Robbie Wykoff joins her for her a duet of "You've Brought a New Kind of Love to Me." She's clearly having fun in "Yes, My Darling Daughter," a forgotten number from the big band era, with a brief detour into a Latin setting. The orchestra, which sometimes adds a string section, brings life to the charts adapted or transcribed by trumpeter Willie Murillo and trombonist David Stout, while the band includes veteran jazz instrumentalists like clarinetist Gary Foster, guitarist Larry Koonse and tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb.

Customer Reviews

It's Official

Yo this a genuinely good album! Ms. McKelle is the indeed the total package in terms of being a vocalist and this project showcases that. The arrangements on the album are exquisite (check out "Yes, My Darling Daughter" and Cole Porter's "Night & Day"). Buy this album you won't be sorry! Even if you're not really into Jazz you'll enjoy this album. Get a copy it's worth the money.

Fantastic

Robin's voice floats. A must buy for any vocal jazz lover.

Oh Robin...you are amazing!

Everyone needs to run out to Barne's and Noble and buy this album ASAP! She's one of the most talented professors at Berklee and will be taking the music business my storm thanks to this album.

Biography

Born: 1976 in Rochester, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Robin McKelle is a vocalist who has straddled the line between classic rhythm & blues and traditional pop music, but her love of swing and big-band jazz has been even more pronounced. A young Robin McElhatten grew up in Rochester, NY, the daughter of a liturgical vocalist. She took classical piano lessons and played French horn for ten years, and her early influences included Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Nina Simone, and Gladys Knight. By her late teens she was more intrigued by the content...
Full Bio
Introducing Robin McKelle, Robin McKelle
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

Contemporaries

Become a fan of the iTunes and App Store pages on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on new apps and more.