" On The Street Where You Live"
CD Pick of the Week
Ms. Marino approaches these eleven songs direct and straight forward. She dispenses with the decorations and frills so dear to the hearts of vocalists and offers the essentials of the tunes, and gives them true interpretation with close perceptive support by the flute /sax of Mitch Reilly, drums of Chris Brown and the bass of Frank Marino. There is also infinite charm in Ms. Marino’s playing piano.
Lyrics and lyricism are the two elements that characterize her approach of such meaningful songs as “I Concentrate On You”, “What Now My Love”, and “I’m Glad There Is You”. Yet, the whole group performs with joy, with a sense of exuberance that constantly attracts the ear. By the way, the arrangements are not complex, but at medium tempos, such as Bobby Timmons’ “Moanin’’, and “So Danco Samba”, generating a great deal of heat and excitement.
One is not likely to appreciate the appalling paucity of intelligently directed exploration and invention on records until a disc such as this comes along. So once again, this release proves that if you enjoy lasting taste in music, then sit back and enjoy all fifty-five minutes.
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