September 2009 - Jazz Times - Christopher Loudon "Jones attacks each song with the vigor of a wildcatter yet maintains a dusky undercurrent that drips with sensuality" April 2009 - JAZZIZ Magazine - ON DISC "The kickoff track to vocalist Carolyn Lee Jones' Bon Appetit! Sets the palate for an intimate set of straight-a-head jazz...hip selections...swinging side dish ...superb accompaniment." January 2009 - Los Angeles Jazz Scene - Scott Yanow "...she has a strong voice ... there is an infectious longing in her voice...her debut recording Bon Appetit is a solid start for what will hopefully be a productive career." January 28, 2009 - The Management of Brooklyn Jazz Café - Dallas, Texas "The Carolyn Lee Jones Quartet has gained out standing accolades and is held in highest esteem. Covering a wide spectrum of musical genres', they will literally have something for everyone...man, that WAS cool" January 12, 2009 -The Singers Club - United Kingdom - Jack Jaffe "...A diverse mix of both standards and some not so well known melodies, swingingly delivered" ... a promising debut." Dear Listeners, I am so happy that you are joining me for my "first course" a collection of special songs each with a different flavor, tied together in the jazz tradition. What an exciting project this was! For this CD, I wanted the experience of recording together in one room live with no sound booths, and having my original trio of band mates from New York City playing for me! Thanks to a friend and fellow musician, I was introduced to the multi talented, musical brothers, Ira and Mitch Yuspeh. M + I Recording in NYC is a blast from the past but with today's technology. From the very first notes played and sung, we knew that a magical experience was going to take place. The vibe, décor and "live room" in this wonderful studio have not changed since they opened it in 1978. Many musicians have passed through their doors and recorded there. I am pleased to now be among them. The wonderful Bob Dorough, who joined me on this CD, is also added to the list! I am very fortunate to have had Ira and my fantastic group of musicians; Wells Hanley, Saadi Zain and Jacob Melchior, combined with Bob Dorough's generous spirit and kindness, guiding me in this wonderful first recording project. So, enjoy ..... BON APPETIT! Love, Carolyn.
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