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Listeners Say...

“Hey Melissa, I really enjoyed the BBC interview and your new CD a lot. You have a lovely instrument and you use it so well……you are the REAL deal. I would put you up there with Becky Kilgore as one of the finest undiscovered vocalists in all of jazz.” 
 – Bud Spangler, drummer, radio host

“I'm sitting here listening to your new CD. My fave so far is Street of Dreams. Great work!”
 – Tony Marcus, guitarist

“I Heard you for the first time at this year’s Sacramento jazz festival. Beautiful voice and great songs. I have a blues/jazz band myself and was very impressed with the song "Old Fashioned Love" and your CD. “
 – Jim Collins, bluesman

“I love your CD! Your singing is great -- so lovely, and warm and sexy (in a sweet way). You have such a wonderful voice: clear, accurate, expressive, unique. I love the way you sing. I'm looking forward to seeing you again and hearing more of your music.”
 – Kay Eskenazi, guitarist

“Your CD arrived last Saturday (very fast service). Great choice of songs---great vocals----and it SWINGS. What superb backup---special kudos to Ray Skjelbred (wow--what spelling--) and Eddie Erickson. This CD will be played a lot!!”
 – Ken Gates, jazz fan

“I purchased Melissa's CD at the Sunday Jazz Meeting, and totally agree with Ken Gates' assessment. Super great singer! Pure delight. Melissa's great delivery; straight ahead a la Kilgore; the great selection of tunes; the laid-back two-beat feel; a la Redbone and Kilgore; the tasty solos. Boy, did I get my money's worth this time!” 
 – Charlie Hull, saxophonist

“Way to go Melissa, I heard your CD at Mal Sharpes house, nice presentation of some undiscovered  and wonderul songs. Several I have not heard before. I have always loved your singing, something very special about your tone and phrasing. You can quote me too !” 
 – Bob Scott, drummer

“Tal;  I ordered your sister’s CD and got it today. Am enjoying the music most extremely greatly. 
 – Hugh Schone, artist

“Hi Melissa, I love your new recording!!! I had time tonight to listen. It's beautiful! Got soul, class, taste, wit, fun, everyone is on the same page and really listening -- and best of all --SWINGIN'! “ 
 – Steve Homan, guitarist

“Cool Collard. Thanks for the great music. Sounds old and new....” 
 – Allen Wald, guitarist, CEO, Buzz Feiten Guitar Tuning Systems

The more I listen to "Old Fashioned Love" the more I love your voice.  It is PERFECT for those wonderful songs you sing.You go girl!!!  :-)” 
 – Dennis Crop, jazz fan

 

Reviews from cdbaby customers:

"Superb Cd!''
"A fabulous selection of material, a magnificent vocalist, some of the very best jazz musicians in the world -- What more could one want?"
 – Mike Stanton

"Cute without being cloying"
Best cover of When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful since Brian Ferry's. Exquisite selections that are all just well-played gems. Bought it for On A Coconut Island and have liked each song, lots of fun.
 – Amarie Harrison

"Ain't she sweet?"
"What a wonderful cd! Melissa is sweet, the repertoire is flawless and she's backed by very capable musicians. If you like Ella Fitzgerald or Peggy Lee, buy this cd!"
 – Wagner F. Sacco

"This is one of the happiest CD's in the world."
"Love every song, and have not tired of listening to the CD repeatedly. It is relaxing, energizing and sentimental all at once. Enjoy!"
 – jvadesign

"A great rendition of a well-chosen series of songs."
"The selections are wonderful, the arrangements great and well-conceived, and the musicians are top-notch. Melissa's voice is at times reminiscent of the laid-back swinging styles of Lee Wiley and Peggy Lee, with a delivery which commands attention by the listener. One cannot do anything else but listen while this CD is playing. A great rendition of a well-chosen series of songs, performed by an artist of impeccable taste and talent. A joy and a delight!"
 – Ed Rosenback (lead vocalist and violinist, San Francisco Starlight Orchestra

 

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