Chris McNulty’s breathtaking Palmetto Records release
“Eternal” exquisitely melds chamber ensemble and jazz quintet
in collaboration with orchestrator Steve Newcomb and arranger John Di Martino. The carefully crafted repertoire put together as an homage to Chris’ son, Sam, features unique treatments of classics such as Where Is Love, What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life, Nature Boy and On A Clear Day. These tunes are re-imagined in new light by McNulty’s deft touch to connect powerfully with the core of each lyric.
“Exquisite….McNulty applies poignant jazz chops to the vocal, while accomplishing the impossible, the expression of her story through song….making listeners rethink the meaning of why we love jazz. Eternal is both easy to love, and profoundly touching”
— 5 stars, All About Jazz NYC, July 2015
“McNulty has put all she has learned over half a lifetime of jazz singing and songwriting into this exquisite chamber jazz CD. A veteran performer on the international jazz scene, she has many gifts as a performer and a direct channel to the emotional core of a lyric. On this CD, McNulty bares her soul, and one doesn’t dare look away.” – 4 1/2 stars, DownBeat, June 2015
” A musical triumph..” – Hot House, NYC, June 2015