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January 30, 2004

REVIEW

Billboard

This is Bentyne's Telarc debut, and producer Corey Allen has done a fine job of surrounding her with exceptional players for this studio project. Bentyne is well-known as the soprano voice of the vocal quartet Manhattan Transfer, but she has done a few solo albums as well. "Talk of the Town" might well make her the talk of the New York jazz scene. Bentyne has a knack for cozying up to a standard like "Love Me or Leave Me" or "They Can't Take That Away From Me" without smothering the tune. Her voice is full of light, but that doesn't mean lightweight. Bentyne's a wise stylist, and there's nothing chilly about her soprano; she has an inviting, warm vocal tone. Favorite tracks include a Latinized version of "It Might As Well Be Spring" and a moody rendition of "The Meaning of the Blues," abetted by Kenny Barron's piano

Posted by acapnews at January 30, 2004 9:18 AM

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