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Sherri Roberts CD Reviews
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Twilight World
Brownstone 1996
BRCD 9604

On Twilight World, vocalist Sherri Roberts has made superb choices not only in selecting her repertoire but also in hiring a group of stellar musicians who do justice to her selections.

The album, arranged by Harvie Swartz with an assist from Mark Soskin, covers a great deal of musical ground, from underplayed gems like Vernon Duke's "Roundabout," which features a lyric by Ogden Nash, to Bill Evans's instrumentally challenging "Very Early," with lyrics by Carol Hall.

Bass clarinetist Hockman and celloist Hoffman combine to create an unusual but effective version of the ballad "Emily." On Jobim's "Happy Madness," vocalist Roberts leads the group with a beautifully articulate voice that instrumentally falls somewhere between Chet Baker and Stan Getz. The album ends on a high note with Roberts overtracking her voice to build a chorus that soars over pianist Mark Soskin's arpeggio on Brubeck's "Summer Song."

—Bob Hershon, Jazz Now

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