Jazz artist Deborah Silver returns with hear latest release of standards titled "Glitter & Grits." It was originally released back in August and finds Deborah teaming up with producer Ray Benson and his band of musicians, Asleep At The Wheel, to help Deborah put her own stamp on these well-known classics. The new thirteen-track release begins with the up-tempo swing of "I Got Rhythm" and the sultry delivery of "That Old Black Magic," which finds Deborah taking the reigns and letting her vocals soar. Ray Benson steps in for the duet on the country/jazz romp "Ballin' The Jack," before the tempo slows down for the sweet luscious ballad "It's Almost Like Being In Love." You can't help but get wrapped up in Deborah's sweet-sounding vocals in the playful pace of "Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive" and the loving slow sway of "Embraceable You." Deborah Silver closes out her new album with the elegant touch of "Fly Me To The Moon" and the fun, country crooning of "Deep In The Heart Of Texas," featuring the harmonica work of Mickey Raphael. To find out more about Deborah Silver and her latest release "Glitter & Grits," please visit deborahsilvermusic.com.
New York City guitarist Frank Kohl has been refining the art of jazz guitar since the release of his first album, almost four decades ago. His musical career has brought across the country to Seattle and back again and now Frank has finally released a solo guitar album titled "Solitude." It features a mixture of original compositions and covers, including the wonderful finger-picking of Duke Ellington's "I Got It Bad" and the beautiful melodic touch of Oscar Peterson's "City Lights." Many of Frank's original tracks evoke that same emotion, like the run of scales on "Solitude" and the bluesy feel of "A Call For Peace," which is certain to grab your attention. The passion and elegance of Frank's performance comes shining through on "Still Missing You" and "In Your Arms," as the music finds its way into your soul. He finishes his new album with bright, hopeful chords of "Wide Open" and a touching tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim with "Once I Loved." To find out more about Frank Kohl and his latest release "Solitude," please visit frankkohl.com.