|"This delightful set not only proves that there is still plenty of life to be found in
swing tunes, but it features Solitaire Miles at her very best, taking her place as
one of the top swing singers around today. " - Scott Yanow
|What are the Critics saying about Solitaire?
"Miles knows that the best way to authenticate songs is to inhabit them entirely. But by investing them with her own personality,
as did her predecessors of the 30s and 40s, she can make them sound nearly as fresh as they did when first performed. Miles
sings the melodies and swings the rhythms with just enough lilt, letting her smoky voice carry the day. Her timbre offers a good
amount of variety - Up top, it skips with a light notes have a bit of the throaty warble that made June Christy, Chris Connor, and
their cool-school successers such appealing poster girls for the 50s - high praise for a style that refuses to hide behind flurries of
extra notes or melodic paraphrase." - Neil Tesser
|Solitaire's new releases feature great Chicago musicians including legendary swing violinist
Johnny Frigo, pianist Willie Pickens, guitarists Neal Alger, Andy Brown & Paulinho Garcia,
trumpeter Art Davis, Saxophonist Jim Gailloreto and many more...
|I can't think of another singer who sings the kind of songs Solitaire Miles has chosen for her new CD. Trifles like
"Make with the Kisses" and"Me and the Moon" are treated like masterpieces by Gershwin or Kern. And that's Miles'
secret weapon. Like her biggest influence, Billie Holiday,she never condescends to the material, but instead invests it with
utter commitment and lots of love. Taste, too. - John Chacona
"Listening to singer Solitaire Miles is like stepping into a time machine and going back to a bygone era of great female
jazz singers. With a clear, clean voice and keen sense of phrasing, Miles belongs to another period in time" - Brad Walseth -
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