July 27, 2004
Vocal Music, Jazz-Pop, Standards, Crossover Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Album Review

Retrospective is a best-of CD that draws its material from singer Christy Baron's three previous Chesky sets: I Thought About You, Steppin', and Take This Journey. Unfortunately the packaging of this CD does not bother including a list of the personnel; however the selections are well chosen and they feature Baron at her best. In addition to modernized versions of a few standards, she turns a variety of pop and rock tunes into jazz, ranging from the Beatles' "Got to Get You Into My Life" to songs by Carole King, Peter Gabriel, and Stevie Wonder. The backup groups are excellent, Baron has an attractive voice, and there are enough subtle surprises throughout this sampler to make one desire to hear her three previous CDs in full.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. She's Not There
  2. Night and Day
  3. Not While I'm Around
  4. Got to Get You into My Life
  5. The Shadow of Your Smile
  6. That Old Devil Moon
  7. Ain't No Half Steppin'
  8. Overjoyed
  9. Over the Rainbow
  10. Stand Behind Me
  11. Body and Soul
  12. Happy Together
  13. 'Round Midnight
  14. Mercy Street
  15. Ain't No Sunshine
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