CD Review: Molly Ryan Let’s Fly Away

Molly

“A critic’s favorite” – so proclaims author and music writer for The Wall Street Journal Will Friedwald in reference to Molly Ryan. He goes on to say, “Molly swings the melody – as well as the words – without affectation of any kind. She brings a straight-ahead innocence and total believability to the music that refuses to admit that sixty or seventy years of distractions have ever happened. She sounds worldly wise beyond her years, wonderfully gentle and lyrical.” Indeed, Molly’s silvery voice and lush, elegant vocal style evoke the big band singers of the 1930s and breathe new life into familiar old standards.

I just plagiarized the above because I couldn’t put the sentiment any better.

Bravo Will Friedland!  Double Bravo to Molly Ryan!

If I get one request, I get literally hundreds for Big Band music, so Molly is right on the money with this nostalgic album.

She is backed by an excellent, gently swinging band of 13 alternating musicians that features top pianist Dick Hyman.

The 14 tracks include: Beyond the Blue Horizon; Far Away Places; Let’s Fly Away; The Gypsy in My Soul and Anywhere I Wonder.

To listen to the tracks and to order, go to:  Album of Lets fly away.

To learn more about this young lady, go to: Biography of Molly Ryan