Ron Gill's dusky vocals prove a fine match for John Stein's smooth, classy jazz guitar and, alternately, Gilad Barkan's piano on this set of mostly standards. Reminiscent of a young Tony Bennett, Gill is a romantic who gets straight to the heart of a lyric and understands the dynamics of the duet, including not only how to phrase seductively, but also when not to sing and allow the instruments to complete his thoughts. The sole original, "Our Love Will See Us Through," like all of these tracks, takes the album title's mission seriously - this is delicate music for those times when even the slightest intrusion of volume just won't do. Gilad Barkan's piano is a perfect fit, and one hopes immediately upon hearing his contribution that the next time around, a trio session will be in the cards.
Vocalist Ron Gill joins guitarist John Stein, as they pair up on "Turn Up The Quiet," recorded at WGBH Radio in Boston in the spring of 2009. Longtime Downbeat Magazine scribe Fred Bouchard writes "When we need to move on from too much talk (as composer Ivan Lins tells us in his tune Love Dance), there's nothing like quiet music and a warming lyric to shush up our noisemakers (inside and outside) and educe romantic notions from musicians and listeners alike. A few months ago I had the pleasure of hearing a previous album, called & the Roof' which featured jazz guitarist John Stein and his Quartet, which was released on the same label. I was greatly impressed, here is a musician of great ability, taste, with a real jazz feel about everything that he plays. This time he is paired with Ron Gill, again someone I was not aware of, but who is a master of the art of the jazz vocal.
The album is a collection of 11 famous jazz standards. The release in Japan includes the 12th bonus track "How Deep Is the Ocean". Krall explains: "I have thought about these songs for a long time.
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CreditsRon Gill - Primary Artist
John Stein - Primary Artist
|1||A Weaver of Dreams||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|2||Be My All||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|3||Detour Ahead||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|4||My Flaming Heart||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|5||Love Dance||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|6||Our Love Will See Us Through||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|7||If It’s Magic/Too Shy to Say Medley||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|8||Something in Your Smile/ I’ll Be Easy to Find Medley||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|9||So This Is Love||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|10||In a Sentimental Mood||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|11||Gentle Rain||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|12||My Foolish Heart||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|13||When I Fall in Love||Ron Gill / John Stein|
|14||Wonder Why||Ron Gill / John Stein|