I REMEMBER YOU
by Chris McNulty
"Since Moving from her native Melbourne, Australia, to New York in 1988, Chris McNulty has reaped praise from jazz fans and musicians alike. Her rich and expressive voice is soaked in swing and blues, combined with an ability to improvise that’s straight from the heart. Her talent has opened up opportunities to work with many if the top players on the jazz scene today. Her latest CD, I Remember You, features Paul Bollenback on guitars, Joe Locke on vibraphone, Ugonna Okegwo on bass, Adam Cruz on drums, David Budway and Michael Kanan on piano, Joel Frahm on saxophone and Cade da Silva on percussion. Together, these extremely tight musicians and this gifted vocalist give us 10 favorites from the Great American Songbook, plus a bonus tune entitled “Pablo” penned by McNulty. Chris discovered the great American jazz singers like Sarah Vaughn, Billy Holiday, Carmen McRae and Nancy Wilson back in 1976. Her earlier influences had been Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Patti Austin, Marlena Shaw, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Together, it all blends into a very soulful prospective of jazz, blues, pop and funk. This is an essential CD for any true fan of jazz."
I Remember You, CD ReviewSinger Magazine - Robert A. Lindquist, Singer Magazine, May-June 2005 Issue
Release Date: 2004
"....Stellar, swinging... A House is Not a Home is magnificent in it's spirited swing groove. McNulty is relaxed, and her fine intonation and apparent ease of phrasing, make this a compelling performance... wonderfully expressive, demonstrating soaring confidence.... her broad range of dynamics and deft vocal skills shine..."
– Winthrup Bedford – Jazz Improv, October 2005
“...a rich and expressive voice..soaked in swing and blues..and an ability to improvise that’s straight from the heart”
– Robert A. Lindquist – Singer Magazine, May-June 2005
"...she's a musician whose voice is her instrument....she can handle the harmonies and intricacies of the compositions she chooses so well and flawlessly.....an exquisite instrument, along the lines of a Sarah Vaughan or Ella Fitzgerald. This is what a “jazz” voice recording should be shooting for."
– Gary Bartz – Liner Notes, I Remember You, 2004
".... this seasoned pro never gives less than her all. With a crack crew behind her on every step, this set crackles with the kind of feeling you thought you had to go back to old records to find. A real treat throughout."
– Chris Spector – Midwest Record Recap, August, 2004 Review of I Remember You, 2004