"Robin Bessier has a voice that sparkles, clear and lucid... Her God Bless the Child radiates far more hope than any other version I've ever heard, so rather than dunk my donut morosely in steaming coffee as this damned planet slips into political/economic madness, I feel like getting up, jumping past the door, and grabbing the world by the throat. Who the hell says I have to sit and wait for things? I'll dance to my own muse, dammit! That's the feeling Bessier's music imbues."
FAME Review, Mark Turner
"Record Rack: Robin Bessier, Eliane Elias: Two Songbirds and the American Songbook," by Brian Aresenault
"The so-called American Songbook doesn't get old. It gets better. Because artists of the day keep reinterpreting and expanding it. The branches of the tree grow gracefully and the songbirds perch higher...Bessier's warm enticing voice, a delight. And daring. She does both "God Bless the Child" and "Prelude to a Kiss." We're talking Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington here folks, so the standard is very high. Add to that the technical difficulties wherein a singer can just get lost. But not Bessier. After a promising career start she had to deal with some life stuff that perhaps held back recognition of her great gifts and limited her time for music. But now she's back and she sings about it on "Right Here, Right Now." That's right. Here and now and very, very good."
COMING UP NEXT:
Friday, September 28, 2018
Hacienda Del Sol: Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge, 6:00 - 9:00
5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd, Tucson
Beautiful historic resort
Sunday, October 14, 2018
4th in the Jewish-Jazz Connection Series:
The Life, Times and Music of the Gershwin Brothers
w/ Michael Moynihan, sax and clarinet; Chris Pena, piano; Jack Wood, bass, Roscoe Freund, drums
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E. River Rd, Tucson. 85718