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Carol Kidd - Tell Me Once Again - Jazzwise


01 June 2011
Jazzwise
Peter Quinn

Produced, engineered and mixed by Calum Malcolm, you could say that this highly anticipated duet album from vocalist Carol Kidd and guitarist Nigel Clark has been 20 years in the making.  The decision to finally make this album - after two decades of music-making in an expanded quintet - was made after a show-stopping performance at the 2009 Glasgow Jazz Festival of what has now become a new signature song for Kidd, ‘Moon River', which forms the still centrepiece of Tell Me Once Again.  Letting the lyrics and melodies work their magic in the most understated way possible, the duo finds the emotional heart of each song with unerring accuracy, from the heart-wrenching sentiments of ‘I Loves You Porgy' to the sunny bossa of Stevie Wonder's ‘Moon Blue' to the moving title track, co-written by the singer and guitarist.  Signing off with the Edward C. Redding song, ‘The End of a Love Affair' - sung by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Julie London and others - the duo's hushed intimacy and nuanced interpretations linger long in the memory.


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