Singin' & Swingin'

Singin' & Swingin'

by Nancy Kelly
Singin' & Swingin'

Singin' & Swingin'

by Nancy Kelly


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Nancy Kelly has often found herself compared to Dianne Schuur, and the comparison rings true on Singin' and Swingin', a highly arranged CD that has as much to do with pop as it does with jazz. The singer (who has a charming quality to her voice) isn't a hardcore, true-blue improviser, but she does provide some decent scat singing on occasion. Kelly gets into a jazz groove on Duke Pearson's "Jeanine" and Cole Porter's "It's Alright With Me," while her take on Fats Waller's "The Joint Is Jumpin'" isn't unlike the sort of cabaret-influenced jazz Susannah McCorkle would do. But on material ranging from the standard "Young and Foolish" to Chaka Khan's "Through the Fire" and the Captain and Tennille's "Come In From the Rain," you're hearing what is essentially jazzy pop. Although not fantastic and not very challenging, Singin' and Swingin' is a pleasant, if conventional, release that has its moments. ~ Alex Henderson

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/1997
Label: Amherst Records
UPC: 0051617442127
Rank: 249676


  1. Till There Was You
  2. That's All
  3. The Joint Is Jumpin'
  4. At Long Last Love
  5. Young and Foolish
  6. It's All Right With Me
  7. Slow Boat to China
  8. Stormy Weather
  9. I Concentrate on You
  10. Through the Fire
  11. Jennine
  12. Come in from the Rain

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nancy Kelly   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Brown   Guest Artist
Jeff Jarvis   Guest Artist
Bobby Militello   Guest Artist
Danny D'Imperio   Guest Artist

Technical Credits

Jeff Tyzik   Producer
Nancy Kelly   Producer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Meredith Willson   Composer
Tommy Keane   Composer
Albert Hague   Composer
Alan Brandt   Composer
Melissa Manchester   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Duke Pearson   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Arnold B. Horwitt   Composer
J.C. Jones   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Bob Haymes   Composer
Tom Keene   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
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