Archive for June 6th, 2012

Chloe Brisson – Blame It on My Youth

A little sass, a little brass and a lot of pizzazz. Young vocalist Chloe Brisson delivers all three with her aptly titled sophomore album, Blame It on My Youth (2012). Her previous effort, Red Door Sessions, was released in 2007 when she was just 13.

The new album is a set of 13 tracks, mostly fresh interpretations of standards by a variety of composers, including Cahn, Jobim, Porter and Gershwin. Brisson’s band is comprised of arranger Fred Haas on saxophone; Bill Mays on piano; Marvin Stamm on trumpet; Ben Williams on trombone; Matt Wilson on drums; and Martin Wind on bass. Guest vocalist Sheila Jordan contributes to the final track, “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.”

Some of Brisson’s sass comes out in the delightful “So Long You Fool.” Her voice is earthy, not unlike Tierney Sutton or Corinne Drewery. Haas performs a bouncy saxophone solo, supplement by an engaged rhythm section.

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