- Artist: Kathleen Grace
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/1/2005
'Kathleen Grace hails from Tucson, Ariz and wails in Los Angeles... her self-released debut album deserves a wider audience so major labels - step up. Her range of feelings embraces straightahead, theater, cabaret and smoky small hours vocalizing. Mood swings and tricky modulations are effortless thanks to the disciplined bakcing of piano Tamir Hendelman, bassist Darel Oles and drummer Jamey Tate. Grace oozes self confidence...' - Harvey Siders, Jazz Times August, 2006 'Blue Chip Award Winner,' tba April 2006 - Herb Wong, Jazz Education Journal, IAJE 'Captivating' KJAZZ Recommends - Scott Willis, Music Director, KKJZ 88.1 'The City of Angels has favored us with another wonderful home-grown vocalist. Cool-toned vocalist Kathleen Grace gives a shining debut on Sunrise... Dreamy and mournful on a sparse "Softly as in a morning sunrise," Grace's voice is as luminescent as a clarinet in the chalumeau register ... With enough clever detours on this well crafted and arranged CD, Grace has put Sunrise up for debut of the year." - George Harris, All About Jazz 'Grace personalizes a song with subtlety and nuance, intimately enveloping each song with her classically trained three-octave voice... Sunrise is one of those albums that gets better and better with each listen. Kathleen Grace is my pick for Best New Jazz Artist of 2005.' - Jim Newsom, Portfolio Weekley '...a good representation of why she has been garnering a lot of positive critical acclaim...I sensed the kind of cool warmth that was a hallmark of one of the best of all jazz influenced vocalists, Irene Kral. Grace's approach comes from a jazz base, and she puts her own subtle twists and turns on even the most familiar songs among her selections.' -- Joseph Lang, Jersey Jazz 'clear, lyric tone of haunting beauty' -- Louise Causey Lewis, Island Packet.
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