Album Review: I Thought About You from Jan Cronin
Album: I Thought About You
Artist: Jan Cronin
Sonically exquisite, singer-songwriter Jan Cronin delivers a panoply of dreamy melodies on her recording I Thought About You from Scootermusic. Accompanied simply by guitarist Andy Reiss and bassist Jim Ferguson, Cronin hypnotizes the listener with a stream of sparsely layered melodies that showcase the warmth of her resonance and the clarion smoothness of her timbres. The emotional depth in her delivery penetrates audiences, drawing attention to the lyrics and their meaning.
The warmth and tenderness in her vocals infuse the original tune "The Scent of Breakfast and You" with a romantic luster, as the sleek strut of Reiss' guitar chords and Ferguson's bass pulls shroud the tune in pellets of steamy embers. Her playful phrasing along "Lullaby of Birdland" is infectious, inducing a light mood in the listener, and in contrast, turns reflective and introspective through "The Shadow of Your Smile."
Containing nine tunes from the Great American Songbook and one original track, Cronin's recording penetrates the listener's senses, caressing and consoling emotions. Sonically exquisite and emotionally therapeutic, Cronin's offering transcends jazz, swing, blues vocals, and roots music, reaching a level of magnetism that touches the human heart.
Jan Cronin - vocals
Andy Reiss - guitar
Jim Ferguson - bass