Monday, April 29, 2013

CD Review: Thisbe Vos: Under Your Spell

Thisbe Vos
Songwriter/Singer Thisbe Vos has just released her 2nd CD, "Under Your Spell" and as soon as you hear it you will be under her spell! This wonderful woman was born in the Netherlands and has an impressive resume for her young age.  She started working with a British swing band, "The Jive Aces", and toured with them across Europe, Canada and the United States.  Thisbe recalls, "I was the girl singer in the band, and did Louis Prima/Keely Smith type of duets with the lead singer and some ballads on my own".  In 2008 she moved to LA to work on recording a solo album in the style of traditional Jazz, featuring both classic Jazz standards and original songs she had been working on over the years. She released her first solo CD in September of 2011. An excellent CD that contains six standards and six original songs.

Thisbe Vos is a terrific singer with a soft velvet voice that is both sophisticated and elegant.  But her greatest talent may be in her songwriting abilities. According to Thisbe, "As a songwriter, my influences are the songs of Irving Berlin, the Gershwin brothers and Cole Porter amongst others". Now that is setting the bar about as high as you can get, and, yet, Thisbe's songs and especially her lyrics fit perfectly among the standards she included in "Under Your Spell". This is an excellent album from a  polished musical talent. Thisbe Vos is destined to become a major national musical star.

Songs on the Album

1. Shanghai Blues
2. Under Your Spell
3. I Thought About You
4. That's All Right With Me
5. I Need You
6. Round Midnight
7. He's A Tramp
8. Now You Are Here
9. Just A Fool Over You
10. Rue de la Huchette
11. Always
12. Ain't Misbehavin'

Supporting Thisbe Vos are: Gary Matsumoto-Piano, Henry Franklin-Upright Bass, Donald Dean-Drums, Nolan Shaheed-Trumpet, Geoff Nudell-Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contra Bass Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute, Carl Randall-Tenor Sax, Michael Higgins-Guitar, The Pasadena String Ensemble-Strings

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