SOMERSET, NJ -- Lovely," tasteful," a pleasure" are some of the ways in which Larry Taylor describes jazz vocalist PJ Parker's most recent CD, Dreams Are Meant For Two
in the latest review praising the singer's third release.
Of the title song, which Parker wrote to her late father's music, Taylor writes, Her feelings come across. It is a lovely song, full of genuine emotion; she does it justice in her soft, rich voice."
Commenting on another of the three original songs Parker created for this collection Taylor writes, Accolades do go to her own 'Love's A Logistical Thing.' The catchy lyrics and charming, lightly swinging vocal are a pleasure."
Taylor also has high praise for the musicians accompanying Parker on the recording: Vinnie Ruggieri on piano, Earl Sauls on bass, Tim Horner on drums, Joel Frahm on sax and Coleman Mellett on guitar.
Writing about Logistical," Taylor notes that Frahm's lyrical noodling on alto, along with Ruggieri's jaunty piano are irresistible."
Commenting on Parker's take on Long Ago and Far Away," Taylor writes that her casually swinging scat vocal on this aided by Mellett's guitar accompaniment are highlights."
Her father's memory," Taylor writes, is properly honored on the CD."
Jazz fans from around the world continue to let their preferences be known: PJ's artist profile page at AllAboutJazz.com--the most popular jazz Web site in the world--is now the 6th most popular among living jazz artists, and 14th among all jazz artists profiled on the site.
And the MP3 of PJ's original So What Do You Say?
has been downloaded more than 6,000 times from the site.