Jane Irving – Don’t Quit Now (ENG review)

Available March 31st 2023
Jane Irving – Don’t Quit Now :

While this album may not shine with originality, it is dazzling due to the beautiful voice of Jane Irving. It’s clear that we are in a very classic form of jazz, which we respect when an exceptional artist like Jane puts this genre of music in the spotlight as she does here. On this album, we find pianist Josh Richman, bassist Kevin Hailey, and drummer Kayvon Gordon performing a collection of songs by Ivan Lins, Al Cohn/ Dave Frishberg, Dizzy Gillespie, and Jay Leonhart. Don’t Quit Now is a reminder and remedy for the uncertainty caused by the Covid shutdown. Jane’s narrative quality gives this material plenty of space to showcase her nuanced and intimate interpretation. These are excellent performances that don’t draw attention to themselves, but rather to the sound of the group and the carefully chosen material. “I wanted to do something I needed in the hope that someone else might need it too. A kind of antidote to the madness of the world”, says Jane Irving. It’s true that we can’t hide our pleasure listening to this album, filled with sincerity and flawless interpretation. We could have overlooked this album due to the sheer number of CDs we receive each week, but we were naturally drawn to it thanks to the positive energy that emanates from the entire project, which after several listens, has not managed to bore us. For all these reasons, the editors of Paris-Move and Bayou Blue Radio have made it their “Coup de Coeur”.

Thierry Docmac
Correspondent in USA
Bayou Blue News – Bayou Blue Radio – Paris-Move

PARIS-MOVE, March 27th 2023


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