Azure McCall will be a new name to most readers/listeners, but she is a very fine veteran vocalist. Her obscurity is due to being based in Hawaii for over 20 years. McCall has a soulful delivery, an in-tune voice that is attractive, and a versatile but always swinging style. On the Gift set there are only three jazz standards, but McCall finds beauty and feeling in each of the newer songs, four by her longtime pianist Tennyson Stephens. The accompanying group has several familiar names and an excellent saxophonist in Larry Klimas, all of whom do a fine job of supporting the talented singer. This CD is well worth exploring.
Certainly is "The Gift"
I just want to say that this is a beautiful album. I had the great oppotunity to meet this lady and she sounds exactly the same if you were to sit next to her in a room. Her presence was a gift to my life, I'm glad I have this album to remind me of that!
Top Albums and Songs by Azure McCall
||Shades of Scarlet Conquering||The Gift||4:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Be Cool||The Gift||3:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Not a Day Goes By||The Gift||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Change||The Gift||4:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mr. Mystery||The Gift||5:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shooting Star||The Gift||4:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Must Believe in Spring||The Gift||2:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Time||The Gift||4:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Don't Know What to Do||The Gift||6:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Real Deal||The Gift||2:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|