Title - Love for Sailiní Over Seas: Then & Now
Artist - Dee Bell
For those unaware, Dee Bellís upcoming new album Love for Sailiní Over Seas | Then & Now was actually intended as a 2-song digital release of Abbey Lincolnís I Got Thunder [And It Rings], and Al Dubin and Harry Warrenís Iíll String Along with You.
Instead, favorites from the last three Bell CDs were remastered and added to make a full CD to compliment this Now side of the release.
Indeed, Abbeyís lyrics ďIíve got love for climbiní mountains, love for sailiní over seasĒ informed the title, whereas Then & Now speaks for itself.
Furthermore, Marcos Silva has written some quite brilliant arrangements based on Deeís ideas, and assembled a crew of Brazilian music experts, including Romero Lubambo for the special guitar arrangements.
Romero gave these two new recordings his ultimate joy, perfection, and mastery, and provided an inspirational thrill for all, of that you can be well assured.
1. I Got Thunder (And It Rings)
2. Iíll String Along with You
3. Harvest Moon
4. Beijo Partido (Broken Kiss)
5. Youíre My Thrill
6. By Chance [Acaso]
7. Boa Nova
8. You Canít Go Home Again
9. Watch What Happens
10. The Face I Love
This quite opulently beautiful new album opens on the joyous I Got Thunder (And It Rings) and the dulcetly adorned Iíll String Along with You and backs those up seamlessly with the funky Harvest Moon, the gentle rhythms of Beijo Partido (Broken Kiss) and then comes the mid-tempo hipsway of Youíre My Thrill.
Next up is the laid back By Chance [Acaso] and the pleasing dancefloor swirl of Boa Nova, which are in turn followed by the exuberantly rich You Canít Go Home Again, the album rounding out on the flourish of Watch What Happens, coming to a close on the flirtatious melodies and rhythms of The Face I Love.
A dusky vocalist whose warm sound evokes the breezy sophistication of 1950s West Coast jazz, Dee Bell first came to the publicís attention with her 1982 debut, Let There Be Love, featuring legendary saxophonist Stan Getz.
A regular presence in the Bay Area, Bell spent several years away from performing before returning to consistent work in the 2010s.
In 2014, she debuted her ongoing collaboration with Brazilian pianist Marcos Silva on Silva Bell Elation.
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