Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Promises to Burn

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Promises to Burn

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Janice Borla Group

Promises To Burn

Tall Grass TG8281

Janice Borla (vcl) Scott Robinson (ts, fl) Art Davis (tp, flgn) John McLean (g) Bob Bowman (b) Jack Mouse (1). Naperville, IL, September 26, 27 & 28

Funkallero/Midnight Voyage/Some Other Time/Lennie's Pennies/Silver Hollow/You Don't Know What Love Is/RunFerYerLife/If You Could See Me Now. TT 55:03

This vocalist, bom at Chicago, IL in 1949 has been a professional vocalist now for many years. She actually started vocal training at age 12. Her first recording was back in 1986. She has recorded but not all that frequent so that when a new recording reaches the market it should be seen as a favorable event. This CD is no exception. Her conception of vocalizing is that in addition to singing words the voice can be a musical instrument. This is quite evident on this disc.

The musicians include two well traveled players, Scott Robinson and Bob Bowman. Scott's background is well known but such is not the case for Mr. Bowman. He had performed and recorded with the likes of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra, The Ashley Alexander Big Band and many other groups including backing this vocalist several times. …

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