CD Overview | Scat C.A.T. (Self-produced, yr)

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Scat C.A.T.
Vodova Day
Self-produced, 2022

 

If a report cowl telegraphs its content material, that is the one. Behind the Scat C.A.T. stage identify is one Claude Arnold Thibault, a jazzer at coronary heart.

Full marks to him for his flawless diction; you don’t miss a phrase. Subsequent, he has recruited fairly a staff of sidemen, a number of being his personal siblings, and some established residents of our group, pianists Felix Stüssi and John Sadoway, bassist Frédéric Alarie, and hornmen André Leroux and Ron Di Lauro making cameo solo appearances. Twelve jazz evergreens are heard on this hour-long album, the likes of Simply Pals, Love for Sale, April in Paris, Stella by Starlight—even two Charlie Parker traces, Donna Lee and Sippin’ at Bells, sung in pure scat method. To his credit score, he leaves loads of solos to his sidemen—the pianists specifically; he himself scats out choruses of his personal, however not on all numbers. Additionally nice are the sassy preparations that echo the kinds of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, all performed with gusto. That mentioned, the very gadget of scat singing is a matter of style; you both go for it or not.

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However for all of its qualities, listening to this album is like visiting an artwork museum—and because the filmmaker Éric Rohmer as soon as pointedly opined, museums are locations the place you possibly can find out about issues that aren’t performed anymore. An ideal act for the Montreal jazz fest subsequent summer time. Wanna guess?

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