Donna Brooks

I'll Take Romance


Donna Brooks (vcl), Alex Smith (p), Paul Worthington (b), Angelo Paoli (d)

Reference: DCD 113

Bar code: 8427328441131

Special Collector's Edition

· Complete Sessions
· Original artwork and liner notes
· Hi-Fi Recordings
· Newly Remastered


01. I´ll Take Romance
02. Full Moon And Empty Arms
03. Old Folks
04. I Didn´t Know What Time I
05. You´re Nearer
06. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
07. You Make Me Feel So Young
08. A Strange In Town
09. Lamp Is Low The
10. An Occasional Man
11. Love Is A Fool
12. You Came A Long Way

All tracks originally issused as Dawn DLP-1105

Recorded in New York, 1956

24-Bit · High Resolution Remastering



"New York comedy and cabaret singer-cum-jazz vocalist Donna Brooks is heard here on her third recorded outing for the Dawn label, and her first true full-length. Recorded in 1956, the smoky, sultry-voiced Brooks has a delivery that is a dead cross between Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington. With a fronting band of a generic piano trio, Brooks is nonetheless a fine interpreter of modern jazz song. Here she covers the Kaye/Mossman classic "Full Moon And Empty Arms," Mel Torme's "A Stranger In Town," Rodgers and Hart's "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," and the Martin & Blane nugget "An Occasional Man," and infuses them with a beautifully haunting femme fatale quality, with a perfect ear for nuance and color, and stunning pronunciation and articulation. The other selections on the set are as satisfying, if not as remarkable. In all, a fine debut with a show of promise that was never realized."

Thom Jurek -All Music Guide


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