Rebecca Sayre: This Is Always (2003)
In this collection, Ms. Sayre performs a group of familiar standards associated with her musical idols, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Anita O’Day. Her voice is light, refreshing and pleasant, with few affectations and a straightforward approach to melody and lyric. Of particular note are the sidemen with whom she has surrounded herself: these skilled jazz musicians and friends create a swinging cushion of sound behind her that supports her at her very best. Guitarist Bergeson and saxophonists Solee and Coffin are especially enjoyable. The liner notes suggest that a number of the selections were captured on first take, and it shows: the album has a relaxed, confident and comfortable feel.
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Track Listing: Everything I Love; Sweet Sue, Just You; Hey There; Perdido; What
Personnel: Rebecca Sayre (vocals), with Denis Solee, Jeff Coffin (tenor sax), Beegie Adair (piano), Pat Burgeson (guitars), Jerry Navarro (bass), and Tommy Giampietro (drums)
Record Label: Becca