Donna Deussen & The Paul Weitz Trio – On The Street Where You Live

April 7, 2015 / No Comments / Tags: Donna Deussen, Geoff Nudell, Gus Duffy, Matt Van Bentschoten, On the Street Where You Live, Paul Weitz,, Wayne Wayne

(Eloise Records)

On The Street Where You Live by singer Donna Deussen accompanied by guitarist Paul Weitz and his trio is thoroughly entertaining work. What’s impressive about the project, in addition to wonderful performances by singer and band, are the nicely re-configured arrangements of tunes from a range of periods. It’s clear that much thought and time went in the development of the new incarnation of the tunes and it pays off quite well. Included are compositions by Donald Fagan, Horace Silver, Joni Mitchell and Ray Noble, among others. Joining Weitz are bandmates Matt Van Bentschoten on bass and Gus Duffy on drums. The additional contributions of saxophonist Wayne Wayne and clarinetist/flautist Geoff Nudell provide another element to production. The lively chemistry between singer and band is yet another important reason to check out this truly enjoyable effort.

Click to listen to a clip of “Do Wrong Shoes”:

Tracks: California Dreamin’, Do Wrong Shoes, On the Street Where You Live, Both Sides Now, Black Coffee/ A Night In Tunisia, Fly Me To The Moon, The Very Thought of You, Sister Sadie, If Only Had a Brain, Waltz for Debby.

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