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ME: HEY, TELL ME ABOUT NEW CD TITLE

TONI:  I WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING WARM AND COOL, SWEET AND SATISFYING, LIKE ICE CREAM ON A SUMMER SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

So, I have been told I might be biased.

Yes, I have been to a few of her shows and yes she is a  friend, but biased no. If this disc sucked, I would tell ya. It is   pretty darn good. In general, I  am not a huge fan of   Toni’s CD’s.   I prefer the live shows much more. Glad I live in such a place where I can speak   that statement and actually follow it up  by going out  and seeing things live. The improvisation of any live  show never gets old.  The musicianship  on all her cd’s is stellar, alwaze has been and continues with this  new  release. Gathering all this talent requires magic  schedules and   a huge  studio.  That is mainly why is why  her previous cd’s  don’t do it for me. With  a   few exceptions, most tracks  have felt  like studio  work. It’s  all too clean and too package perfect in my opinion. Radio  stations love that stuff and I  guess most people do too. I guess if I didn’t live here, I would too. Gwil Owen is one  of the best songwriters I  have found,  he fits  Toni to a T.    All that  said, this    new CD has something. It feels live.     I put it in, close my eyes and  am transported to a  packed, old school jazz  club. Dark and   smokey is  the   scene as the band belts out   the tunes. The joint starts to swing. The songs just flow into each other. When a disc can transport you, you know it’s something good.  It is good.  Many of my favorite players are on this recording. I still prefer the real experience, but if I am out of town or on a road trip, this CD will be there.

This CD will be available at the Continental Club, Ebay and Waterloo Records shortly.Pick (UP) one or some up todaze.

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