Wayne Powers – If Love Were All (2018)

Wayne Powers - If Love Were All (2018)
Artist: Wayne Powers
Album: If Love Were All
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 2018
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
Never Let Me Go
You’ve Changed
All of Me
Body and Soul
Lush Life
When Your Lover Has Gone
Willow Weep for Me
You Don’t Know What Love Is
If Love Were All
Just in Time
East of the Sun
I Only Have Eyes for You
Time After Time
Smile

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Authentic jazz love songs Wayne Powers – IF LOVE WERE ALL: This is my first introduction to the fantastic jazz vocal talents Wayne serves up for lovers ’round the globe… it’s been 25 years since his last recording, but he’s back with some of the most personal, intimate and joyful vocal work you’ll ever hear… the album won’t go “hot” until August, 2018, so it will be a bit before you can listen to his splendid performance on songs like the classic “All Of Me”… of course, he has excellent players supporting his talent – Ziad Rabie, Tenor Sax, Keith Davis, Piano, Ron Brendle, Acoustic Bass and Al Sergel, Drums… this is (without question) one of the hippest interpretations of Gerald Marks’s tune I’ve ever heard.

You can get a little preview of Wayne’s high-end vocal work on the trailer for the new album, too actually, I’d like to see a trailer that is just a tad longer, but this is all I saw on YouTube…

Keith’s piano intro on Wayne’s performance for Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” meshes just perfectly with the laid-back vocal Wayne offers up for jazz fans ’round the world… this is one of the most engaging jazz vocals I’ve heard (yet) in 2018.

Since I’m a sucker for any tune that leans towards the blues side of jazz, it was easy to choose “Willow Weep for Me” as my personal favorite of the fourteen songs Wayne offers up for your aural enjoyment… the recording quality is top-shelf, no doubt about it!
By Dick Metcalf