Bobbi Wilsyn: It's About Time
It really is about time to hear vocalist Bobbi Wilsyn on CD! She has been around for many years, captivating Chicago listeners in the clubs, teaching at Columbia and performing with Bill Russo. This is a very eclectic set—a real vocalist's set that features many facets of Bobbi. She composes well, scats, multi-tracks her voice and best of all, always finds the essence of a song and sells it to us.
The program combines originals with jazz standards and a little R&B pop. The CD starts with saxophonist Pat Mallinger sounding a little like Charles Lloyd on Wilsyn's "It's About Time," moves to a swinging "Tuesday Afternoon," the pop side with Wilsyn's "Spend Some time With You" and moves to the Brazilian standard (composed by Italian Bruno Martino) "Estate." Her performance of Johnny Mandel's "A Time For Love" is gorgeous and the hard swinging "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" is one of the best ever.
In addition to saxophonist Mallinger, Wilsyn is surround with some of Chicago's finest musicians including pianist Miguel de la Cerna, bassist Jim Cox, drummer Frank Parker, and guitarists Curtis Robinson and Frank Dawson. They are all masters and shine through each arrangement.
Due to this recording Bobbi Wilsyn is getting more nationwide airplay. Look for this one in the stores and add it to your collection, it will make you feel good.—MV
Self produced, contact Bobbi at (312) 951-1194.