CD REVIEW: Liane Carroll – The Right to Love

Liane Carroll – The Right to Love
(Quietmoney QMR0004. CD Review by Charlie Anderson)

Following the success of their last collaboration, Seaside, in 2015, Liane Carroll and producer James McMillan have struck gold once again with an impressive album of ten tracks with a range of guest musicians.

Nobody adds emotion to a song in quite the way that Liane Carroll manages to, particularly in live performance, and, not surprisingly on an album with the theme of love, this raw emotion is here in abundance.

Her ability to make a tune her own is something that Liane Carroll is already well known for, and this is illustrated perfectly in her interpretation of the title track, Gene Lees and Lalo Schifrin’s The Right to Love.

The album opens with a silky jazz rendition of Skylark with saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and also includes varied interpretations of jazz standards such as You Don’t Know What Love Is, which features some beautiful playing from guitarist Mark Jaimes.

Georgia, a duo of voice and the guitar of Mark Jaimes, includes one of the best scat solos on the album, reminiscent of her fluid and soulful scat soloing on Almost Like Being In Love from the  Seaside album.

The Right to Love features everything from delicate, heartfelt yearning to impassioned pleas, combined with unique interpretations that showcase the impressive artistry and musicianship of all involved.

The London launch gigs for The Right to Love at Pizza Express Dean Street on 1 & 2 Aug are sold out.

LINK: Liane Carroll’s website

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