Feature CD of the Week
Feature CD Of The Week: Champian Fulton's "Things We Did Last Summer"
For Release: August 6, 2017
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 8/6/2017
The Feature CD of the Week is the newest release from pianist / vocalist Champian Fulton titled Things We Did Last Summer. It is a live album recorded while Champian was on tour in Europe.
It was at a gig in Spain, where legendary saxophonist Scott Hamilton just happened to be on his own gig. The recording was the first gig the two ever performed together.
It is a rich, very entertaining CD with Champian playing and singing in her own inimitable way, and Scott Hamilton playing his horn in that classic bebop style that has made him one of my saxophone idols for many years.
They cover some great classic tunes on this album and all are performed with energy and the free flowing feeling that is so common for live gigs.
Champian Fulton has been performing since she was a child, and is getting even better with age. Her vocal style is more original, and her piano skills are fabulous.
Scott Hamilton has been a major jazz entity for many years. Over the years, he has been an example of the bebop era with his extended phrases in improvisation that never break rhythm.
Jazz Lovers have really been enjoying the music on this classic live recording, and continue to enjoy it for a long time to come.