Eden Atwood – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof {Concord}

Eden Atwood – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof {Concord}

Vocal Jazz, Standards

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Eden Atwood is a young singer whose appeal sometimes compensates on her second Concord release for a few shortcomings. She has a clear and attractive voice and is at her best on ballads but occasionally (as on “Not While I’m Around”) borders on being a cabaret singer. In contrast, on the uptempo mateiral her scatting and improvising skills are not fully mature nor all that adventurous.

To her credit she gives her sidemen (particularly Ken Peploski on clarinet and tenor) plenty of solo space on the more cooking material. Atwood does write intelligent lyrics (best are “Silent Movie” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”), is quite expressive on the ballads and shows versatility but at this point she does not stand apart from the crowd of young jazz vocalists. Her future progress should be worth watching though.

01. For Every Man, there’s a Woman (4:35)
02. Twilight World (5:31)
03. Silent Movie (5:34)
04. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (5:41)
05. You’ve Changed (4:48)
06. My Ship (4:25)
07. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (5:47)
08. Right as the Rain (3:56)
09. I’m Glad there is You (5:48)
10. Never Let Me Go (4:33)
11. Not While I’m Around (5:48)

Eden Atwood – vocals
Allen Farnham – piano
Jesse Davis – alto saxophone
Ken Peplowski – clarinet, tenor saxophone
John Goldsby – bass
Alan Dawson – drums

Produced by Carl Jefferson
Recorded February 11, 1993 – October 7, 1993
Recorded at Penny Lane Studios, New York, NY and Skyline Studios, NY
Art direction by Tim Lewis
Engineered by Blaise Sires and Paul Wickliffe
Mastering by George Horn

1994, Concord Jazz, Inc. ─ CCD-4599

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