Rebecca Kilgore & Dave Frishberg: Why Fight The Feeling?
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19356
Musicians: Rebecca Kilgore-vocals
In this new episode of their long and fruitful collaboration, Rebecca Kilgore and Dave Frishberg explore the beguiling work of the last great creator in AmericaÕs classic era of popular song, Frank Loesser. BeckyÕs sunshine voice and the joy of DaveÕs accompaniment make this another of their great get-togethers. ÒSheÕs the easiest to play for of any singer IÕve ever worked with,Ó Dave said. ÒItÕs a piece of cake because she sings the lead. She doesnÕt wait for someone to help her with it. She sings the lead like a trumpet player would play it in the section. SheÕs in charge, and I love that feeling because then I can accompany her. She responds to what IÕm playingÑthat really knocks me outÑresponds musically to what she hears, just the way a musician, a real musician, would,Ó he laughs. ÒAnd not many singers in todayÕs world can claim that kind of capability, you know.Ó From the CD notes by Doug Ramsey, noted author who blogs about jazz and other matters at www.artsjournal.com/rifftides.
Thank Your Lucky Stars/Let«s Get Lost/Can«t Get Out of This Mood/ The Lady«s In Love With You/Say It (Over and Over Again)/Then I Wrote The Minuet in G/Somebody, Somewhere/The Moon of Manakoora/On a Slow Boat to China/I Wish I Didn«t Love You So/Says My Heart/What Are You Doing on New Year«s Eve?/Sand in My Shoes/What a Rhumba Does to Romance/Why Fight the Feeling?/I Believe In You/Sit Down, You«re Rockin« the Boat