Posts made in September, 2014

Ottawa Citizen Review of Lucky So-and-So

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 in Blog, Music | 2 comments

Vancouver Island-based singer Melinda Whitaker has seasoned, unabashedly jazz-based approach to singing, and she’s perfectly paired on her disc Lucky S0-And-So by Vancouver Island’s premier jazzman, Phil Dwyer. The CD finds Dwyer handling multiple responsibilities, including producer, arranger, musical director, piano and saxophones. He basically did everything except the catering for the sessions. Dwyer’s arrangements are rich and fully formed, with nice details, reharmonizations and the like. There are even some hidden little Easter eggs for jazz fans, such as the citation of Killer...

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