UPDATE: Two songs from Kathryn's new CD, SOMEWHERE IN TIME, broke the magic 100 mark on the IAC (Independent Artist Charts), with "When October Goes" up to Number 17 and "The Boy From Ipanema" has riesn to the 70's so far!
Dick Robinson's "American Standards by the Sea" syndicated radio/tv program has also been featuring a tune from "Somewhere in Time" in his broadcasts.
The dedication on the front of the CD I received in the mail reads, "Dear Bill, You were there from the beginning...always encouraging...thank you, Love, Kathryn."
Many years ago when I came off of the road from playing hotel restaurants throughout the United States, I discovered the sister of one of my school friends was occasionally singing a number or two in the Lookout Room at the famous over-the-gulf hotel in Galveston, The Flagship. The Johnny Garcia Trio was the perfect match for her.
My ear told me that Kathryn had the feelings of a musician and the talent of a singer. What an unusual combination. So I found myself trying to help her find her musical niche -- that very special place that makes it obvious you're not only different from all the rest, but so perfect at it that your audience is sure it forever needs you in their lives.
I have seen Kathryn once or twice over the past many years, although we have always kept up with each other even though periods of unintentional silence were thrown in from time to time.
This CD, "Kathryn Taubert: Where Can I Go Without You?" has a lot of things in it that are perfect. Let me tell you a few of them that make me happy. Kathryn has a perfect vibrato. You've never heard one quite this good. She knows how to express a song. And this is the first time in I can't remember when that I've heard a three musician combo that actually knows the art of accompaniment. (I'm better than a fair solo pianist, and I can't stand the way I accompany others. Bill's accompaniment talent, ZERO. I admire those who can.)
Here are the tunes on "Kathryn Taubert: Where Can I Go Without You:"
- When October Goes
- Someone to Light Up My Life
- One Note Samba
- The Boy from Ipanema,
- Where Can I go Without You
- Without You
- You Turned the Tables on Me
- Body and Soul
- Sunday in New York
My favorite by a wide margin is the first cut, "When October Goes" Four and a half minutes of greatness. And then I can't leave out "Someone to Light Up My Life." I'm not very fond of the verse, but when she cranks up the Latin beat chorus, you quickly get in the beat and are sorry when it comes to an end some five minutes later.
If you are a light jazz fan, this is one you should have in your collection. And it's a great client thank you gift. The profits go to charity. Go to www.kathryntaubert.com for more information.
Bill Cherry, Dallas Broker-Realtor. My 43rd Year Selling Texas. 972 380-7347
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