Shirley Crabbe possesses one of the finest voices that we’ve heard in some time. You’d never know from hearing her that she almost lost that amazing voice due to a medical issue early on. Bridges, the follow-up to her 2011 release, is a wonderful showcase of the New York singer’s delivery and range. Crabbe takes on everything here, from jazz standards, to hymns, and even adds a couple of originals in the mix. The fantastic vocals are joined with outstanding musical backing from pianists Donald Vega and David Budway, drummers Ulysses Owens, Jr. and Alvester Garnett, bassist Clovis Nicholas and trumpeter Brandon Lee. The strings section features Chris Cardona and Sean Carney on violins, Todd Low on viola and Stephanie Cummins on cello. The music is beautifully arranged and further enhances Crabbe’s crystal clear vocals for an A-plus production.

Tracks: Isn’t This A Lovely Day, Taking A Chance on Love, Bridges, The Bridge, I Didn’t Know What Time It Was, Promise Me, The Windmills of Your Mind, And So it Goes, Thief in the Night, Blessed Assurance.

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