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Sophie Milman [Digipak]


  • 1. Agua de Beber
    2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
    3. Guilty
    4. My Baby Just Cares for Me
    5. Back Home to Me
    6. Man I Love, The
    7. Lonely in New York
    8. I Feel Pretty
    9. Vie en Rose, La
    10. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
    11. Ochi Chernye (Dark Eyes)
    12. This Time of the Year
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 29

  • Credits
    ProducerDanny Greenspoon; Bill King
    EngineerJeremy Darby; Michael Haas

    Personnel: Sophie Milman (vocals); Rob Pilch, Reg Schwager (guitar); Lenny Soloman (violin); Pat La Barbera (alto saxophone); Steve McDade, William Carn, Alexis Baro (trumpet); Bill King (piano); Marcus Rogers, Artie Roth (acoustic bass); Marc Rogers (upright bass); John Sheard (piano); Davide Direnzo (drums); Alan Hetherington (percussion).
    Audio Mixers: Danny Greenspoon; Jeremy Darby.
    Sophie Milman's debut reveals a gifted young jazz vocalist who swings with a surprising degree of maturity. Though born in Russia, she has called Canada home for some time and is joined by some of the country's best jazz musicians. Milman isn't afraid to take a few chances and seems to be quite comfortable with her own voice rather than copying others, as young performers have a tendency to do. Her upbeat treatment of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" is full of spirit, while she's clearly having fun in the somewhat campy 1960s-flavored arrangement of "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." Pianist Bill King (who is also one of Milman's two producers for this project) provides superb accompaniment to the singer in "I Feel Pretty," which evolves from its original setting into a lively bop setting featuring saxophonist Pat La Barbera. Among the newer compositions, Milman excels in her interpretation of the breezy "Lonely in New York'" (briefly showcasing guitarist Reg Schwager and violinist Lenny Solomon), though the bland pop song "Back Home to Me" sounds like something taken from a Norah Jones CD. Sophie Milman clearly has the ability to turn heads in the jazz world; all she needs is the opportunity to be heard. ~ Ken Dryden

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he woman sings sublimely, and she does sultry with impeccable, classy...style."
    JazzTimes (p.138) - "What Milman lacks in Krall polish she gallantly attempts to make up for with throaty, Marilyn Monroe-esque sauciness. Such smoked sexiness is well suited to the likes of 'My Baby Just Cares for Me'...and 'I Feel Pretty.'"
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