Kiki Ebsen’s Scarecrow Sessions Review

Kiki Ebsen’s latest release, Scarecrow Sessions, is a tribute to her late father and her first endeavor covering the classics of The Great American Songbook that her father often encouraged her to take on as a vocalist. Produced by David Mann, the project launched following a successful Kickstarter campaign and has since gone on the see #2 on the most added radio single charts.

Scarecrow Sessions opens with the hauntingly beautiful rendition of “You Don’t Know What Love Is” before transitioning into “If I Only Had a Brain.” The Latin-influenced arrangement of “Comes Love” is a fantastic take on the jazz classic and with “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” one of my favorite tracks on the project. “At the Codfish Ball” has a fun clarinet solo and was a song that Ebsen’s father, Buddy Ebsen, sang and danced to alongside Shirley Temple in Captain January.

The album features the talents of John Patitucci, Henry Hey, Chuck Loeb, Clint de Ganon, and David Mann.

Kiki Ebsen has toured and performed with artists such as Al Jarreau, Tracy Chapman, Boz Scaggs, Christopher Cross, and Chicago. Her original compositions have been recorded by artists such as Boney James, Eric Marienthal and Jessy J.

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Title: Scarecrow Sessions
Artist: Kiki Ebson
Date: September 30, 2014
Genre: Jazz
Label: Painted Pony Media

Tracks:

01 You Don’t Know What Love Is
02 If I Only Had a Brain
03 Missing You
04 Moon River
05 Comes Love
06 Tea for Two
07 At the Codfish Ball
08 Laura
09 Easy to Love
10 Prelude
11 St. Louis Blues
12 Over the Rainbow

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Published on: October 8, 2014

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