Friday, December 22, 2023

Heather Keizur; I Remember You

Imagine my surprise recently when I received a CD with a return address of Portland piano stalwart Steve Cristofferson. It actually turned out to be a session featuring Steve’s peerless piano accompaniment to singer Heather Keizur. Also on board you’ll find Rose City favorites Dennis Caiazza on bass and Ron Steen on drums. The tunes are almost all sketched-in-marble gems. And interestingly, to me at least, Heather chooses to give us the lovely verse to many of them. That’s a bonus most singers overlook. In any case, consider such evergreens as “Midnight Sun”, “As Time Goes By”, “Stardust”, “The Very Thought Of You”, and even “Deep Purple”! Heather’s very sincere renditions pay deserved tribute to these American Songbook beauties. And pianist Steve Christofferson and his colleagues are subtle and elegant throughout.

Revemusic; 2022; appx. 50 min.

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