Tuesday, September 21, 2010
LIZA "Confessions" review ~ Sultry Minnelli vocal magic~Bravo Liza!, September 21, 2010 by Bradly Briggs
By Bradly Briggs (TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Confessions (Audio CD)
Legendary Liza Minnelli has a tremendous musical frame of reference to draw from and went deep in to her trunk of classics during a recent recovery with the result being an intimate & extraordinary collection of timeless songs from the past done in sublime fashion by the iconic legend along with the incredibly talented Billy Stritch at piano...anyone luckily attending Minnelli concerts in recent years, all being incredible events to experience, know chemisty between these two is magical & sheer musical genius and all of that magic transferred beautifully to these superb sessions!
Opening with a throaty sensual vocal, "Confessions" slow-burn vocal set a jazz inspired soulful tone to a surprising set featuring tight rhythmic timing sounding more like a wondrous set of classic songs recorded in a sophisicated Jazz Club on a quite rainy night. Liza playful with "You Fascinate Me So", gives an enchanting light-hearted performance with great rhythmic timing...nights on the road with Sinatra must have inspired a richly sung "All The Way" and Frank would be proud...full voice & sultry "I Hadn't Anyone Til You" weaves enchantment & great rhythmic timing make "This Heart Of Mine" a winner.
"I Got Lost In His Arms" given new life by Liza as are all these grand chestnuts from the past and the torchy "At Last" is soulfully sublime...today music needs a boost like this from the legendary singer and nobody finer around today to savor and enjoy than the amazing Liza Minnelli!!!
Five Stars plus should equal "Grammy Award" for "Confessions"...