Sunday, October 17, 2021

Together Live: Rebecca Kilgore,vocals; Andy Brown, guitar

Those of us who live in Portland, Oregon consider Rebecca Kilgore a vocal treasure of
long standing. She displays her vocal elegance and unrivaled great taste in a live
concert at Portland’s Classic Pianos before an appreciative audience in this intimate
setting. She is accompanied here by Chicago guitarist And Brown and he is perfection
personified in his role. His solo work is stunning and exquisitely tasteful. As is always
the case, Rebecca is simply a “ten” on a program of revered standards and a few
extra special surprises. Among them are “A Woman’s Intuition, a superb ballad dating
back to another beloved singer, Lee Wiley. Another highlight in an emotional beauty,
you are there from Johnny Mandel and another Portlander, the much celebrated Dave
Frishberg, among a total of 12 beautiful choices. Other gems include Better Than
Anything, a tune usually associated with the late singer Bob Dororgh. Or how about
such winners as the Touch of Your Lips, Rock Me To Sleep, The Gentle Rain and a
couple of rarities in Destination Moon and Where Can I Go Without You, a lovely
collaboration of Victor Young and Peggy Lee. Rebecca Kilgore always hits the bull’s
eye, and with the brilliant and sensitive Andy Brown on guitar, she’s done it again.
This kind of music occupies rare art today. So don’t miss this one !
HEAVYWOOD Records: 2020, Approx. 47 min.

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