"Don't miss out on this one. Suzanna Ross has emerged as one of the most versatile jazz vocalists on the scene... Ross' vocals are powerful yet tender with a unique, fast vibrato. "My Favorite Things," "Over the Rainbow," and "Mr. Wonderful" have been recorded dozens of times but Ross adds a deeply personal touch that makes these covers unforgettable. Ross' marvelous vocal vibrato makes every nuance special. On Serge Gainsbourg's "C'est petits riens" Ross evokes the spirit of a true French chanteuse... A timeless jazz vocal recording fit for music lovers of all kinds." Doc Wendell, LA Jazz Scene
She had me at “Bewitched!” Not the Songbook standard that Suzanna Ross’ clever album title humorously references, but a snappy, sexy and swinging bass-vocal driven twist on the classic TV show theme, little heard lyrics and all... the proverbial map musical goodies in store over the course of 15 tracks... With Bewitched*, Ross has created not only an engaging debut but a true master class in jazz eclecticism.
"This jazz vocalist knows her way around a world of songs .... The debut of a vocalist you’ll love spending some time with, this record finds her nice enough to bring her New York stomping grounds to your ear buds. A thoroughly enjoyable set." Chris Spector, Midwest Record
"...from playful upbeat jazz swing of Haven't We Met ... A little sultry, Latin Flair is added to Dreamer ... while Mr. Wonderful is a loving, gentle ballad that allows Suzanna's vocals to soar... and Suzanna's version of Over the Rainbow is filled with emotion, as she pours all her feelings into her French/English performance of the song... and the energy picks up with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic My Favorite Things and the French jazz standard, For Me Formidable"
[Suzanna Ross'] joyful and communicative voice conveys a good feeling to the entire record, together with the band, very good at filling the performances with swing -- the understanding is perfect. It is a combination of factors that makes listening enjoyable. A beautiful soundtrack for the upcoming summer.
On March 8 (Sunday) & March 22 (Sunday) The Jazz Lounge (K107 Community Radio of the UK) will air songs from my Bewitched CD. This cool jazz show is hosted by Grace Black. The shows are repeated on Pure Jazz Radio and Pure Beat Radio on March 16 and March 30. Podcasts to follow. Hope you can tune in!