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MP3 Vincent Wolfe - Until Tomorrow

Wolfe''s sophomore CD is a stunning mix of standards, originals and contemporary jazz featuring an all-star quintet of Canadian and US jazz players, and was voted one of the top releases of 2001 by the National Jazz Awards.

12 MP3 Songs in this album (54:02) !
Related styles: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz, Easy Listening: Crooners/Vocals, Type: Acoustic

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Until Tomorrow is an impeccable blend of standards and contemporary material, featuring renowned jazz guitarist Sean Bray (as producer, arranger and leader) along with an all-star group of Canadian jazz sidemen. Splitting the acoustic bass duties are two acclaimed and very diverse players; Artie Roth and Jim Vivian. Also sharing the spotlight are two highly in-demand drummers; Barry Romberg and Ted Warren. Special guests include well known Boston-based vibraphonist Matthias Lupri and celebrated saxophonist Mike Murley (of Metalwood).

Until Tomorrow also showcases the writing talents of Wolfe and Bray, who contribute 4 tunes including the bossa-flavoured title track and the funky, radio-friendly Another Point Of View. It Might Just Be is a dreamy, vibe-heavy jazz waltz, evoking a ''Van Morrison-at-his-hippest'' kind of groove and there''s the sultry jazz samba Life Into A Song, the album opener. Ordinary Fool is a rarely heard Paul Williams composition from the 70''s and Wolfe''s plaintive reading demonstrates his remarkable facility with a ballad.

For the standards, Vincent reaches back with reverence to some gems that deserve to be revisited. There are four swingers in the set; a bracing update of Cole Porter''s What Is This Thing Called Love with Wolfe challenging the lyric and leading the group to a pulsating Latin-style finish. The jaunty Day By Day is more straight-ahead and Vincent swings easy on this popular tune. Wolfe and band get the jazz adrenaline flowing with Alone Together, taking it at a faster tempo than usual. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) is lifted from it''s Broadway roots and planted squarely in the jazz-swing mold, as is the classic Don''t Go To Strangers, both highlighted by Murley''s sumptuous sax solos.

Detour Ahead, one of the finest ballads from the 1940''s seems as if it were written with Wolfe in mind. His creamy sad-tinged delivery is right on the money. To close out the set, Wolfe and Bray duo on an acoustic version of When You Wish Upon A Star, it''s wistful lyric even more effective framed by Bray''s eloquently expressive guitar accompaniment.

“Young, hip, and well supported by a sympathetic keyboard-free rhythm section, Wolfe gently sings standards and originals with an R&B sensibility and smooth jazz appeal.” (review of Until Tomorrow) PLANET JAZZ

"One of the finest singers on the jazz scene today. Wolfe is forging new ground and steers clear of the rigid guidelines that ensnare most jazz musicians...he is his own man!"

"Drips with feeling and shows Wolfe''s attuned sense of phrasing and timing...he leaves just enough space to keep the listener hooked. A versatile singer who hits the mark with each tune!" – DAVE NATHAN, All Music Guide

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