About the album
Listening to this album, one definitely gets the impression of hearing a nightingale soar above the powerful Beets Brothers and their respective excellent percussive backbones, either Gijs Dijkhuizen or Eric Ineke.
Deborah Brown, originally from Kansas City, has travelled far and beyond and recorded extensively with great jazz and world musicians. In this new album, mainly filled with American standards, she is really outdoing herself. Just check out the various scat vocals, and wonder at the way she interprets the timeless lyrics, bending the famous lines no end! She kneads and moulds the melodies with an absolute perfect pitch and a bravura that embraces and enthrals all her followers.
She is majestically assisted by the highly talented brothers: Peter, as always impeccably dexterous, at the keyboard, Alexander, steadfast and powerful with the Big Horn, and extreme bass player Marius, at the helm as usual in command over the proceedings as far as tempo and rhythms are concerned. He should be, for he is also responsible for the delightful and intricate arrangements, that enable Deborah to explore the range of her tremendous vocal abilities. Especially noteworthy are the renditions of some of the old masters: Duke Ellington, the Gershwins, Miles & Gil Evans and Matt Dennis!
Remember when medleys were still in style? Well here is a couple of new ones that makes you wonder why ever they faded away.
All in all, this is a wonderful album. Thanks to the impressive Miss Deborah Brown and the in-between solo’s of the members of one of Holland’s greatest groups: The Beets Brothers.