What the critics have to say about Chris McNulty’s “Eternal”

“Exquisite….McNulty applies poignant jazz chops to the vocal,  while accomplishing the impossible, the expression of her story through song….making listeners rethink the meaning of why we love jazz.  Eternal is both easy to love, and profoundly touching”   — 5 Stars  Blaine Fallis, All About Jazz,  July 2015

FULL REVIEW: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/eternal-chris-mcnulty-palmetto-records-review-by-blaine-fallis.php

“McNulty has put all she has learned over half a lifetime of jazz singing and songwriting into this exquisite chamber jazz CD. A veteran performer on the international jazz scene, she has many gifts as a performer and a direct channel to the emotional core of a lyric. On this CD, McNulty bares her soul, and one  doesn’t dare look away.”   — 4 1/2 stars, DownBeat, Allen Morrison – June 2015

FULL REVIEW: http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2015/DB1506/76-77.html  – DownBeat

A musical triumph..”  — Hot House, NYC, George Kanzler – June 2015

“Such a beautifully crafted and heartfelt performance throughout. From the very first minute we hear McNulty’s eloquent, exquisite vocals, we know this is an album we are going to be listening to time and time again; to catch those rare moments of beauty a release such as this delivers.”  Mike Gates, UKVibe  2-12-15

FULL REVIEW:  http://ukvibe.org/sans_frontier/chris-mcnulty/

“The resultant blend is beautiful and seamless, as sensitivity reigns supreme.”  4 1/2 Stars  Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz  3-4-15

FULL REVIEW: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/eternal-chris-mcnulty-palmetto-records-review-by-dan-bilawsky.php

“…Here and on a stunning version of “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life”, the context brings a new richness to the well-known lyrics. The program is enhanced by a remarkable instrumental ensemble arranged and conducted by Steve Newcomb. This album is so much of a unified whole, it’s almost unfair to pick out favorite tracks or solos. Thomas Cunnliffe, Jazz History  3-15-15

FULL REVIEW: http://www.jazzhistoryonline.com/In_Memoriam.html

“With Eternal Chris McNulty presents one of the most personal recordings this reviewer has encountered in many years.  Eternal presents twelve brilliant performances that feature McNulty’s rich, warm vocals with an enchanting chamber ensemble orchestrated and conducted by her fellow Australian, Steve Newcomb. “What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life” and “With Every Breath I Take”, which is especially deep and profound. “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing” and “Nature Boy” also standout as remarkable performances on an already exceptional recording.  Chris McNulty’s ability to tap into deep places of personal grief recalls the talents of Mark Murphy and Billie Holiday. This reviewer hopes that this elegant, deeply personal recording is the one that gains McNulty much deserved wider recognition.”  –  Christopher Cooke, KIOS, May 2015

FULL REVIEW: http://kios.org/post/kios-jazz-cd-month-chris-mcnultyeternalpalmetto-records

“McNulty’s singing is so simply fine that it’s not easy to characterize….almost like a storyteller, gently and languidly caressing the words for maximum emotional impact, for her and the listener. Eternal is a fitting title – these songs are standards, evergreens, they’ve stood the test of time. With singers the caliber of Chris McNulty, the art of jazz singing, the art of making a song belong to the singer, is (and will be) enduring as well.” – Mark Keresman – Jazz Ed Magazine March 2015

The best singers make us believe the songs they are singing.” 4 Stars  Cormac Larkin, Irish Times  3-26-15  FULL REVIEW: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/chris-mcnulty-eternal-album-review-1.2154270  

” This is a release of simple unadorned splendor, an organic outpouring of emotion and love.  Highlights are virtually too numerous to list as standards such as Star Dust and Nature Boy are meticulously reinvented. McNulty does not merely sing the words, she makes the music as the band embraces this concept and plays with her, not around her. “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life” is nothing short of exquisite.”  Eternal is another one of those all too rare releases that literally reviews itself. “ Brent Black, Critical Jazz  2-15-15 

FULL REVIEW: http://www.criticaljazz.com/2015/02/chris-mcnulty-eternal-palmetto-2015.html

“The sound is lush and poignant and McNulty’s voice soars around the songs…making the tunes her own, original improvisation, sometimes cutting across the musicians, sometimes with gentle scat-like vocals.” Ann Alex, Bebopspokenhere  3-15-15

FULL REVIEW: http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2015/03/cd-review-chris-mcnulty-eternal.html

 “…a very beautiful album that shows the power of music in dealing with issues of the heart and beyond – particularly in terms of loss, but is a warm and varied record that will appeal to many people.” Emma Clarendon, For the Love of Culture   2-1-15 

FULL REVIEW: http://mysteriousculture.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/eternal-chris-mcnulty-album-review.html