The Ability to Swing
  • Michele Faber
    Michele Faber
  • Fredrik Carlquist
    Fredrik Carlquist
  • Pere Loewe
    Pere Loewe
  • Enrique Heredia
    Enrique Heredia
  • Gwen Perry
    Gwen Perry

Gwen Perry

The Ability to Swing

Fresh Sound 5000 Series

Gwen Perry (vcl), Fredrik Carlquist (ts, cl), Michele Faber (p), Pere Loewe (b), Enrique Heredia (d)

Reference: FSRCD 5506

Bar code: 8427328655064

Although Gwen Perry came from a jazz background where she was performing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in such nightclubs as The Top of the Foolery, Mr. Henry’s Capitol Hill, and Olney Inn, she was also capable of performing soul, rhythm and blues, musicals and contemporary music.

It was not until this last decade that she returned to her jazz/swing roots, performing with the Michele Faber Quartet. Her voice harkens back to the golden age of jazz singers and does equal justice to a hard-driving blues, as well as to a smoky ballad. After a lifetime of performing to an elite audience worldwide, she now finds her true voice, wonderfully captured, in this recording.

01. The Ability to Swing (Dolby-Seligman) 3:40
02. April in Paris (Vernon Duke) 3:22
03. All Night Long (Curtis Lewis) 5:07
04. Straighten Up and Fly Right (Cole-Mills) 3:22
05. At Last (Warren-Gordon) 5:12
06. The Very Thought of You (Ray Noble) 5:21
07. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (Jordan-Austin) 4:44
08. I Love Being Here With You (Lee-Schluger) 3:10
09. When Sunny Gets Blue (Fisher-Segal) 4:27
10. Alright, Okay, You Win (Wyche-Watts) 3:55
11. Everything Must Change (Benard Ighner) 5:02

Album details

Gwen Perry (vocals), Fredrik Carlquist (tenor sax & clarinet), Michele Faber (piano), Pere Loewe (bass), Enrique Heredia (drums).
Recorded at Estudi Laietana, Barcelona, May 14 & 15, 2019

Engineer, Mixed & Mastered by Jordi Vidal
Cover photo: Jofre Moreno
Booklet photos: M&M Graphics

Produced by Enrique Heredia
Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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