Likes Everything She Do
Composer, lyricist, vocalist, pianist, guitarist, drummer and bassist Jeff Barbour 'Likes Everything She Do'. The twelve tunes musically elaborated in this CD are all inspired by the great jazz standards of 1940 to 1970. -- An era bracketted on one end by North American composer and band leader Duke Ellington, and on the other by South American composer and pianist/guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim. As you listen to Jeff sing and play, you'll hear strains of Gershwin, Van Heusen, and Porter among many others. Bringing his own unique feel to each tune, Jeff imbues each with a sense of how the standards of the past might be played and sung today by a small ensemble featuring a self-accompanying vocalist and instrumentalist. It's Jeff's hope that many of these compositions will be taken up by others -- projecting the process of jazz discovery and exploration of the past well into the future...