Heather Masse and Dick Hyman – Lock My Heart

February 5, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Dick Hyman, Heather Masse, Lock My Heart, Red House Records, thejazzpage.com

(Red House Records)

One listen to Lock My Heart, a gorgeous duet recording by singer Heather Masse and pianist Dick Hyman, and you you understand why it had to happen. In addition to their individual talents, the two performers have tremendous musical chemistry and rapport. Masse has a wonderful delivery style which provides space for the notes of her fellow musician to shine through, while Hyman seems to sing through the piano. The result is beautiful. The duo covers a wide swath of classics by composers like Cole Porter, Kurt Weil, Rogers and Hart, Buddy Johnson and Billy Strayhorn. Masse contributed two of the tracks on the project, as well as a fun Billie Holiday-esque rendition of the song that inspired the album’s title. Masse and Hyman are a superb pairing that we look forward to hearing more music from together.

Click here to listen to a clip of “If I Called You”.

Tracks: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Lullab of Birdland, Since I Fell For You, Love Is Here To Stay, September Song,  Lost In The Stars, Love For Sale, If I Called You, I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good, A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing, Morning Drinker, I’m Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key). .

Website: RedHouseRecords.com