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Clear voicing, no off syncopation, strong bass line and pretty taps.
This is a voice bass drums trio version for Ellington's Just Squeeze me. The plan was to play this song straight ahead swing but in the last minute Harvie S suggested to try something else. We started recording without having any plan. The B part is played freely, I still can't believe how we all landed together for the last A (in the head out). This was the most fun and spontaneous studio experience I've had. (Tamuz Nissim) Raul da Gama: "Her rendition of Duke Ellington’s “Just Squeeze Me” in which she re-fits the sexy inner pulse of the song with a playful one that is equally alluring. Here Miss Nissim also performs a breathtaking glissando at the end of the song which highlights not only her multi-octave voice, but her ability to use it with theatrical effect." For her third album "Echo of a Heartbeat" Tamuz has concentrated on songs from the jazz repertoire, (adding some lyrics of her own to "Groovin High" and "Fried Bananas" as well as a vocalese on "Smile". Produced by Nissim and bassist Harvie S, the record is a journey through the heart as it experiences that crazylovely thing called love.
Time in a Bottle / Jim Croce; Fried Bananas / Dexter Gordon; My world / Tamuz Nissim; Just Squeeze Me / Duke Ellington, Lee Gains; In the Melody's Shade / Tamuz Nissim; Groovin' High / Dizzy Gillespie; Echo of a Heartbeat / Tamuz Nissim; What a little Moonlight can do; Smile / Charlie Chaplin.
Tamuz Nissim: vocals; James Weidman: piano; George Nazos: guitar (tracks 7&9); Harvie S: bass; Tony Jefferson: drums.
February 13, 2018
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