Archive for October 6th, 2010

Rob Keiter – The Glory of Love

Rob Keiter describes himself as “helpless romantic”. The best requirement as composer and jazz vocalist for a collection of love songs, he has released under the significant title The Glory of Love. What does predestine a singer to intone love songs? Certainly a break-up of a long-lasting marriage.

Rob Keiter comments: “Even though I had lost love, I wanted to sing love songs because I still believe in love. Having sung my entire life, I would say that I truly found my voice as a result of that experience (in the studio).”

Rob is accompanied on several of the tracks by Randy Brecker (trumpet), Amber Whitlock (vocals), Rob Whitlock (piano), Trey Henry (bass), Cliff Almond (drums), Pat Kelly (guitar). The horns are delivered by Wayne Bergeron (trumpet, flugelhorn), Andy Martin (trombone) and John Rekevics (sax, flute).

Rob introduces into his new album with This Nearly Was Mine from the musical South Pacific. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein composed this very popular musical. Some of Rodgers’ songs, such as My Funny Valentine and The Lady is a Tramp have become jazz standards. The heartfelt song about a soldier and his beloved woman is well interpreted by Rob Keiter accompanied by the emotional trumpet of Randy Brecker.

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