Album Review: Take to the Sky by Kat Edmonson

Album Name: Take to the Sky
Artist: Kat Edmonson
Year/Label: 2010 / Convivium

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Kat Edmonson is a jazz singer with a habit for choosing some inspired songs. She opens with the very common Summertime, and gives the song a confident version.

But she continues with the Cure’s Just like Heaven done in a dreamy fashion where her voice just shines. She has a coquettish tone that teases new meaning out of the songs.

She gets to do an impish Lovefool by the Cardigans and imbues it with new spirit. She makes the song seem fresh again, which is hard to do with songs, which have been played to death. It has the hint of bossa enhanced and is all the better for it.

(Just like) Staring Over by John Lennon gets a relaxed makeover for the finale.

Edmonson is a gifted interpreter and a terrific singer.

Track Listing
1. Summertime
2. Just Like Heaven
3. Night and Day
4. Charade
5. Lovefool
6. Angel Eyes
7. Just One of Those Things
8. One Fine Day
9. (Just Like) Starting Over
10. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (Bonus Track)

[Kat Edmonson Official Site]

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