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1. Weight of the World	3:38 	
2. It Could Happen to You	4:23 	
3. Mood Indigo	4:50 	
4. And It's Beautiful	4:28 	
5. Never Let Me Go	4:30 	
6. From My First Moment (Gymnopedie for Piano No. 1)	4:12 	
7. Out of Comfort	5:25 	
8. Something Real	3:43 	
9. Midnight Sun	5:49 	
10. While We're Young	3:33

Nancy Harms - vocals
Aaron Parks - piano
RJ Miller - drums
Danton Boller - bass
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John Hart -  guitar
Wycliffe Gordon - trumpet

 

The voice of Nancy Harms has the power to light cigarettes and make ’em smolder all night long. Following on the heels of her inspired performance on Jeremy Siskind’s Finger-Songwriter, one of 2012’s best releases, Harms returns with a quartet date that highlights her casual, seductive delivery. And though a couple album tracks on Dreams In Apartments do allow her vocal cords to raise their heart rate a bit, ultimately, it’s those songs that behave like moonlight that are most likely to draw the ear in and never let it go.

Tracks like “From My First Moment” and “It Could Happen To You” glow strongest of that moonlight. On the former track, Parks and Hart send out glittering notes on piano and guitar, an enchantment greatly enhanced by the entrance of Boller on bass arco. And the latter of those two tracks highlights the ability of Harms to deliver a heartbreaking verse with the fluttering lightness of doves.

Her rendition of “Mood Indigo” further illustrates her way of putting heartbreak to song. Voice heavy with emotion, she lights a path for the quartet to stroll pleasantly down. There is a togetherness here stronger than any other album track. It’s a different feel on “Out Of Comfort,” a song that has the disassembled presence of a dream. Harms’s cooing voice is accompanied nicely by Hart’s electric guitar, which remains unobtrusive in the background while adding orange sunset to the blue horizon of Parks’ piano contribution.

“While We’re Young” is a chipper tune, bolstered by some nice brush work from Miller. “Something Real” is, also, an up-tempo tune. It lets the volume rise, though not without getting in a catchy melody to hang onto for the ride. The only weak spot on the album is another faster piece… “Weight of the World” is all pop song, and doesn’t really provide the space which Harms so deftly is able to fill on her own, with succinct, evocative phrases. But that’s a small criticism for what remains an enjoyable, solid new recording from the vocalist. ---birdistheworm.com

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Nancy Harms - Ellington at Night (2016) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/jazz/5206-nancy-harms/19448-nancy-harms-ellington-at-night-2016.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/jazz/5206-nancy-harms/19448-nancy-harms-ellington-at-night-2016.html Nancy Harms - Ellington at Night (2016)

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01 – Lush Life
02 – Rocks In My Bed
03 – Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
04 – Lost In Meditation
05 – Troubled Waters
06 – Prelude To A Kiss
07 – Long, Strong And Consecutive
08 – Strange Feeling
09 – Reflections
10 – I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
11 – I’m Beginning To See The Light
12 – I Like The Sunrise

Nancy Harms - Vocals
Danton Boller - Bass
Amanda Gookin - Cello
Willie Jones III - Drums
Nick Revel - Viola
Jeremy Siskind - Arranger, Piano
Curtis Stewart - Leader
Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin - Violin

 

Nancy Harms is one of the most exciting new vocalists on the New York scene and frequently appears in jazz clubs in the Big Apple such as Birdland, Smalls, Cornelia Street Café and other of the New York’s legendary jazz venues. Her previous album “Dreams In Apartments” featured beautiful, fresh and innovative arrangements of classic jazz standards and received rave reviews in the US and beyond. Her previous appearances at The Standard has featured a mesmerizing renditions of music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chet Baker and others. We are proud to host the release event for her brand new album “Ellington at Night”. --- thestandardjazzclub.com

…What makes ‘Ellington at Night’ so remarkable is the way that Nancy Harms and chief collaborator Jeremy Siskind have found a whole new way to sing Ellington, one that's perfectly in keeping with the Ellington tradition, yet, at the same time, fresh and original. …..her vocal timbre might be characterized as "cool" – though there's an undeniable warmth to her singing as well. Her sound is understated, yet it doesn't hold anything back. She doesn't give us anything more than we need – no note is unnecessarily higher or longer than it should be – and yet her spirit and energy are giving, even generous beyond the cool of duty. She swings like crazy, but she never makes the rhythm more important than the narrative……there's no doubt as to exactly what she means.……Ellington's most familiar songs...sound anything but overdone when Nancy sings them…… I can only imagine that on whatever turquoise cloud (Ellington) might be reclining on, he couldn't help but love her madly. ---Will Friedwald, cdbaby.com

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