Jerri Winter – Somebody Loves Me (1957/2014)

Jerri Winter - Somebody Loves Me (1957/2014)
Artist: Jerri Winter
Album: Somebody Loves Me
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1957/2014
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Sometimes I’m Happy (2:30)
It’s Always You (3:02)
I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good (2:43)
Somebody Loves Me (2:22)
Dark Shadows (4:02)
Ridin’ On The Moon (2:30)
All Or Nothing At All (4:03)
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (3:32)
Crazy In The Heart (2:58)
There Will Never Be Another You (2:24)
Kind Of Moody (3:04)
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (2:52)


Jerri Winters’ lone Bethlehem date pairs the singer with the Al Belletto Sextet, whose lively, no-frills performance proves a sympathetic match with Winters’ smoky vocals. While Winters’ stint with Stan Kenton proved her aptitude for navigating bold, progressive arrangements, Somebody Loves Me places her in a series of simple but engaging settings that showcase the full range of her talents — a wonderfully idiosyncratic but immediately accessible singer with sass and wit to spare, she puts an indelible stamp on material like “Ridin’ on the Moon,” “Dark Shadows,” and “Sometimes I’m Happy.” The Belletto band’s contributions are no less impressive, proving that straight-ahead jazz can be just as colorful and dynamic as its edgier siblings.
Review by Jason Ankeny