Sophie Milman

Sophie Milman

by Sophie MilmanSophie Milman


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Sophie Milman's debut reveals a gifted young jazz vocalist who swings with a surprising degree of maturity. Though born in Russia, she has called Canada home for some time and is joined by some of the country's best jazz musicians. Milman isn't afraid to take a few chances and seems to be quite comfortable with her own voice rather than copying others, as young performers have a tendency to do. Her upbeat treatment of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" is full of spirit, while she's clearly having fun in the somewhat campy 1960s-flavored arrangement of "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." Pianist Bill King (who is also one of Milman's two producers for this project) provides superb accompaniment to the singer in "I Feel Pretty," which evolves from its original setting into a lively bop setting featuring saxophonist Pat La Barbera. Among the newer compositions, Milman excels in her interpretation of the breezy "Lonely in New York'" (briefly showcasing guitarist Reg Schwager and violinist Lenny Solomon), though the bland pop song "Back Home to Me" sounds like something taken from a Norah Jones CD. Sophie Milman clearly has the ability to turn heads in the jazz world; all she needs is the opportunity to be heard.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/2004
Label: Linus
UPC: 0803057002924
catalogNumber: 270029

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sophie Milman   Primary Artist,Vocals
Pat La Barbera   Alto Saxophone
Guido Basso   Chromatic Harmonica
Steve McDade   Trumpet
Rob Pilch   Guitar
Reg Schwager   Guitar
John Sheard   Piano
Alan Hetherington   Percussion
Artie Roth   Acoustic Bass
Marcus Rogers   Acoustic Bass
William Carn   Trumpet
Davide Direnzo   Drums
Alexis Baro   Trumpet
Marc Rogers   Upright Bass
Lenny Soloman   Violin
Bill King   Piano

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Brook Benton   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Edith Piaf   Composer
Jeremy Darby   Engineer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Danny Greenspoon   Producer
Michael Haas   Engineer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Geoff Kulawick   Executive Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Bob Dellaposta   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bill King   Audio Production

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