Like a modern day Doris Day, singer-songwriter Jenny Davis has a classic, mellifluous style to singing jazz tunes. Her new album Inside You from Little Footnote Productions features her rendition of such nostalgic numbers as Rodgers and Hart’s “My Romance” and A.C. Jobim’s “No More Blues,” in addition to her original track “Inside You” and the classic pop ditty “Blackbird” penned by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Every track has a candlelight aura that makes them suited for lounges, tea rooms, and supper clubs.
Davis’ vocal intonations bring out a richness in the words that draw out their meaning like when her voice plumes pleasantly as she sings, “Into each life some rain must fall but too much is falling into mine.” The saxophone solo by Louis Aissen in “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall” rise up to the Cliffs of Mohar emoting both sorrow and hope in the trickling notes. The cruising swells of Chuck Easton’s guitar on “Morning Glory” furnish a warm berth for Davis’ lullaby versed inflections. The smooth Latin rhythm of “No More Blues” is tailored to Davis’ elegant timbres contrasting the upbeat stride of her vocals along “Confirmation” by Charlie Parker. The folksy tendrils of “Blackbird” cause Davis to reach into the lower register of her vocals making the song feel heavy, while the silky and sensuous touch of the throbbing bass line along “Softly” bring out the seductress in Jenny Davis’ voice which showcase the refined nuances of her vocal intonations.
Jenny Davis’ album Inside You is the kind of music you would not mind having with you if you should find yourself locked some place or trapped on a deserted island. Her songs would keep you sane while distracting you from worrying about your dire circumstances. Accompanied by Chuck Easton on guitar and flute, Ted Enderle on bass, and Louis Aissen on tenor saxophone, Jenny Davis’ recording has all the facets that have made jazz music feel intimate and most importantly her vocal style draws audiences into that intimacy.
Jenny Davis – vocals, Chuck Easton – guitar and flute, Ted Enderle – bass, and Louis Aissen – tenor saxophone on “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall:
When Your Love Has Gone (E.A. Swan), On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington), Inside You (Jenny Davis), My Romance (Rodgers and Hart), Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (Doris Fischer and A. Roberts), Morning Glory (Rodgers Grant), No More Blues (A.C. Jobim), Confirmation (Charlie Parker), Blackbird (John Lennon and Paul McCartney), Softly (S. Romberg and O. Hammerstein)
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