Carol Mennie makes her maiden voyage as a leader on I'M NOT A SOMETIME THING, a marvelous mixture of jazz and popular standards and originals with words and music by her producer and long time partner, guitarist/arranger/composer Dom Minasi. Mennie, who made her recording debut last year with a moving rendition of Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight" on Minasi's critically acclaimed Time Will Tell cd, here has her mature vocal stylings surrounded by the guitarist's inventive arrangements which showcase her versatile voice in a variety of settings, accompanied by a superb band featuring Minasi, cellist Tomas Ulrich, pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Jay Rosen, with special guests Patience Higgins on saxophones, Valery Ponomarev on trumpet and flugel horn and Tom McGrath on percussion.
What Critics Are Saying
"The album's title track (I'm Not A Sometime Thing) leaves little doubt that Carol Mennie represents a unique voice in jazz and blues."
Jim Santella : Allaboutjazz.com
"...Mennie is a singer of great depth ..."
"...reservoirs of emotion ... like Billie Holliday..."
Don Williamson: Jazz Review.com
" I'm Not A Sometime Thing' is a wonderful and adventurous first outing by the New York vocalist. It is ...sexy, sultry, playful ..."
Lyle Robinson: Jazz Guitar Life.com
"... an impressive debut by a seasoned singer with a distinctive style..."
Russ Musto contributing editor AAJ
"Mennie makes you listen to a lyric, whether you felt like it or not".
Jochem van Dijk AAJ.com
"...sung like poetry..."
D.Oscar Groomes O's Place Jazz News Letter
"Carol Mennie steps out as a leader and hits one out of the park."
C. Michael Bailey - Senior Editor AAJ.com
"...a worthy addition to any jazz collection."
John Gilbert Ejazznews
"Carol's approach... is adventurous, engaging and always thought provoking." Bruce Crowther
Jazz and other Obsessions.
"It's a rare thing indeed when a date lives up to the promise of the singer's intense gaze on the cover. Carol Mennie is clearly not a sometime thing."
David Dupont -One Final Note
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