Shirley Crabbe – Bridges (2018)

Shirley Crabbe - Bridges (2018)
Artist: Shirley Crabbe
Album: Bridges
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 2018
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Isn’t This a Lovely Day (00:05:02)
Taking a Chance on Love (00:03:40)
Bridges (00:05:46)
The Bridge (00:04:08)
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (00:05:08)
Promise Me (00:04:46)
The Windmills of Your Mind (00:04:43)
And so It Goes (00:05:09)
Thief in the Night (00:05:31)
Blessed Assurance (00:04:56)


Shirley Crabbe uses her clear and Broadway toned voice in a collection of standards and her own compositions on this upbeat album. She’s teamed with Donald Vega-David Budway/p, Clovis Nicolas/b, Ulysses Owens Jr-Alvester/dr, Brandon Lee/tp and a violin quartet on optimistic pieces such as “Isn’t This A Lovely Day” and Milton Nascimento’s delicate “Bridges.” Crabbe does an impressive ride over the percussion on a dramatic take of “The Windmills of Your Mind” while glistens with Nicolas on a coy “Taking a Chance on Love.” She gives a riveting read with strings on “Thief in the Night” while the closing hymn “Blessed Assurance” is as warm and comforting as they lyrics of hope themselves. Uplifting.
by George W. Harris