Madeleine Eastman + Randy Porter – A Quiet Thing

February 19, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: A Quiet Thing, Mad-Kat Records, Madeline Eastman, randy porter,

(Madkat Records)

The dynamic pairing of vocalist Madeline Eastman and pianist Randy Porter team up on A Quiet Thing a recording that is well-represented by its title. Both artists deliver beautifully subtle performances that work tremendously well in unison. Though some of the song menu is very familiar, including works by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern and Stephen Sondheim, there are also selections by the likes of Laura Nyro and Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame, that haven’t been covered as much in the jazz idiom. All of the arrangements are extremely inventive and well-done. Listening to this duo is like taking a nice musical ride for an hour so, a journey that is well worth the time.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Sea Journey”.

Tracks: Alfie, Pick Yourself Up, Sea Journey, Spring Can Really Hang You Up, A Face Like Yours, I Remember, The Bad and The Beautiful, All Of Us In It, I Never Meant To Hurt You, You Are All I Need, It’s A Quiet Thing, I Thing It’s Gonna Rain Today, With One More Look At You, God Only Knows .