Sarah Brooks - What Is My Heart For (2002)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Whaling City Sound wcs 015 | rel: 2002 | 340Mb
Performing with the sparse instrumental backing of guitar and percussion, vocalist Sarah Brooks offers a set of varied material for her debut album. With master guitarist Joe Beck in tow, there's little need for a lot of musicians. Brooks makes it clear that she is not going to be pigeonholed as a predicable singer. Her "Nature Boy" is not Nat King Cole's, or anybody else's for that matter. Her reading of this song is not soft, but a full-bodied, contemporary, wailing one, urged on by an energetic, tautly amped Beck guitar. Compare this to a softer Beck on a tender "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," done with a bucketful of soul and yearning.