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Susie Arioli Band featuring Jordan Officer

Susie Arioli Band featuring Jordan Officer - That's for Me - 2004 - Justin Time
That's for Me is the Susie Arioli Band's third release for Justin Time and it makes a specialty of a 1930s style of swing. With influences and a knowledge of repertoire from Leadbelly to Stuff Smith, from Tammy Wynette to Ella Fitzgerald, listeners seeking an array of rarely heard songs are sure to enjoy this great collection of music. Arioli's soft, sincere, charming voice is the perfect foil for Jordan Officer's acoustic and electric jazz guitar stylings which provide a hint of folk, light swing and country music flavors. The Canadian chanteuse has a very interesting voice that is reminiscent of Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette all rolled into one (check out "It's a Good Day," "Tess' Torch Sing" and "Why Do I.") However, Susie Arioli revitalizes and adds to these Great American Songbook standards and makes this music her own. Her treatment of "Mother Earth" as a soft blues that tells it like it is after your time is over here on earth shows her musical depth and knowledge of repertoire outside of her native Canada and well-known swing style. Rodgers & Hammerstein's obscure gem "That's for Me" features a memorable solo from Jordan Officer on acoustic guitar. The lyrics are very sweet and Arioli manages to seduce her listeners with a wispy interpretation of being attracted to someone she notices in the park! Overall, Arioli's choice to re-interpret these obscure songs, and to restyle them in such an appealing manner is quite an accomplishment. Vintage or not, on That's for Me, they speak to a different generation and provide a wonderful vehicle for Susie Arioli's talents as a vocalist and drummer. © Paula Edelstein © 2012 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/thats-for-me-mw0000330814

A mix of jazz, lounge blues, classic pop, and torch songs from the talented Canadian vocalist/drummer Susie Arioli and her band. Jordan Officer provides some exquisite electric and acoustic guitar, as well as violin and background vocals. The guitar work of Michael Jerome Browne and Colin Perry is also classy and beautifully played. You may be listening to some obscure songs here, but this kind of music will always be in vogue and the album is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Buy Susie's "Night Lights" album and support real music [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 67.5 Mb]


1 On the Sentimental Side - Johnny Burke / James V. Monaco 3:00
2 The Way You Look Tonight - Dorothy Fields / Jerome Kern 2:40
3 If You Ever Should Leave - Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin 2:35
4 You Don't Know Me - Eddy Arnold / Cindy Walker 3:43
5 Tess' Torch Song - Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler / John Surman 2:51
6 Why Do I - Johnnie Lee Wills 2:14
7 Mother Earth - Peter Chatman / Eric Kaz / Lewis Simpkins 3:04
8 That's for Me - Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers 3:30
9 It's All Your Fault - Cindy Walker 3:19
10 Victor Stomp - Jordan Officer 3:38
11 Easy Living - Ralph Rainger / Leo Robin 3:28
12 Nuages - Jacques Larue / Spencer Williams 3:30
13 Hot Head - Keith Jarrett / Jordan Officer 3:13
14 It's a Good Day - Peggy Lee 2:27
15 Now I Know - Harold Arlen / R. Hylton / Ted Koehler / Mills 2:24


Susie Arioli - Vocals, Background Vocals, Snare Drum, Cymbals,
Jordan Officer - Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Background Vocals
Michael Jerome Browne - Guitar
Colin Perry - Acoustic Guitar
Shane McKenzie - Acoustic Bass
Danny Roy - Tenor Saxophone


Canadian vocalist Susie Arioli was pretty much relegated to the musical fringes in Montreal and environs until she exploded upon the scene with the creation of her Swing Band in 1998. She and her group opened for Ray Charles at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and since then has been in the limelight, performing regularly at festivals, concerts, touring (including a stint in Washington, D.C.), and gigging in jazz venues in and around Quebec. Originally studying flute and then taking private singing lessons, she listened to Nina Simone, Chet Baker, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Staple Singers, Robert Johnson, and Billie Holiday as she developed her own style. Arioli has been compared to another singer known for independence and individuality, k. d. lang. The diversity of styles offered by these influences helps to explain Arioli's versatility and independence in selecting tunes she likes to sing. Arioli's first album with her Swing Band, It's Wonderful, was released in March of 2000. While she and her group specialize in swing music from the 1930s and 1940s, they are not averse to seguing into the blues and Western swing. Every now and then you hear a tune from her that Connie Francis and Joni James might have sung in the 1950s. The makeup of her band is unique, with two guitars, a bass, and Arioli on snare. At first blush, this instrumental makeup seems quite limiting. But when given good arrangements to play, it provides both a solid and flexible foundation for Arioli to do her own thing. Arioli said that she started playing snare not for any time-keeping reasons, but because she had to find something for her hands to do while she was singing. Arioli is a straightforward singer, avoiding scatting and other vocal gymnastics. Her satiny tone, perfect phrasing, her way with the lyrics, and ability to tell a story combined with an infectious mood of excitement, enthusiasm, and old-fashioned fun bode well for a rewarding future as a singer of good music. Once more, Canada has tossed another excellent performer into the jazz hopper. © Dave Nathan © 2012 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/susie-arioli-mn0000755474


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