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This Is Always

by Rebecca Sayre

Buttery vocals float and swing over a brilliant rhythm section which includes veteran pianist, Beegie Adair, guitarist, Pat Bergeson and Jeff Coffin, tenor Sax. "This is Always" has a wonderfully relaxed feel that will leave you smiling.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Everything I Love
5:03 $0.99
2. Sweet Sue, Just You
2:57 $0.99
3. Hey There
2:42 $0.99
4. Perdido
3:01 $0.99
5. What's Your Story, Morning Glory
6:41 $0.99
6. All About Ronnie
4:28 $0.99
7. Just in Time
4:13 $0.99
8. I Get a Kick Out of You
2:34 $0.99
9. This Is Always
4:34 $0.99
10. Who Cares?
3:15 $0.99
11. Out of This World
5:30 $0.99
12. In the Still of the Night
3:45 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
I would recommend it without hesitation. There are many albums about by much better known singers that do not have the quality of this one. The singer and musicians are first rate”.
~ Ray Booth, Jazz Views

“Sayre’s phrasing is utmost perfection, interpreting those great standards written in the first part of the 20th century. She has that fresh mid-western sound of clear channel radio of the early fifties. She sings with a Bobby Short compatibility [and] her style is so reminiscent of that brief era, Mid-Western hipness! …a soothing voice and the makings of a chanteuse.
~ Dick Crockett, 88.7 The Voice

“A beautiful release that is wonderfully produced.”
~ Eric Cohen, WAER Syracuse (jazz station of the year)“

“As a singer with BadaBiing BadaBoom, Sayre could snap with sass or slink with elegance. Now on her own, she delves deeper into the tasteful side of cabaret jazz, showing off her sparkling fluid touch with a warm tone and a straight-ahead approach to lyrics in front of a lightly swinging combo. Her recent solo debut, This Is Always, concentrates on romantic chestnuts…”
~ Michael McCall, Nashville Scene

“Her voice is light, refreshing and pleasant, with few affectations and a straightforward approach to melody and lyric. The liner notes suggest that a number of the selections were captured on first take, and it shows: the album has a relaxed, confident and comfortable feel.”
~ J. Robert Bragonier, All About Jazz

Rightly self-assured and possessing a wonderful instrument, she doesn't tell her whole story in one song--or even one listening. "This is Always" is a collection of songs you can curl up with again and again."
- Greg Lee, Program Director WMOT Jazz 89

The jazz vocal idiom is much wider and less stylistically restrictive than some people think. Many examples of this are evident on outstanding singer Rebecca Sayre's fine new CD. Sayre is compelling and credible doing both ballads and rapid-fire material. She can swing, belt out a tune or lay back. Sometimes she's sultry, on other occasions she's demure, but most notably, she ensures through her delivery that listeners fully hear and understand each tune's lyrics, messages and underlying themes. Sayre accomplishes these things without excess volume, wasted mannerisms or exaggerated nuances. In short, she's a complete vocalist, and it's a pleasure to hear her renditions of "Everything I Love", "Perdido", "Who Cares", "I Get A Kick Out of You", and "Out of This World" among others.
While Sayre consistently sparkles, her backing musicians are just as outstanding. The disc spotlights the big-toned, joyous backing and solos of tenor saxophonists Denis Solee and Jeff Coffin, while also including wondrous work by Beegie Adair (piano) and Pat Bergeson (guitar, producing) and things are capped by understated, yet forceful bass and drum interaction by Jerry Navarro and Tommy Giampietro. These players give Sayre ample freedom to take chances while also establishing settings that advantageously frame her vocals. Interestingly, one of the more intriguing debates currently raging in some critical circles ponders whether Norah Jones should be considered a "jazz" vocalist. Hopefully, no one will have any doubts about Rebecca Sayre's credentials or inclinations after hearing this wonderful release.
- Ron Wynn, Tennessee Jazz & Blue Society



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Linda Parker

This is Always
This album is so relaxing. I play it daily and also purchased another copy as a gift for my mother who loves jazz. You are a great musician and singer!

B. Adair

picks great tunes, sings them beautifully...
She picks great tunes, sings them beautifully and makes it all look so easy!

C. Goldmacher

Your voice sounds terrific and the whole album's beautifully recorded.
Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much I'm enjoying your CD. Right now, "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "This Is Always" and "Who Cares?" are my three favorites, but that could change at any time. Your voice sounds terrific and the whole album's beautifully recorded.
C. Goldmacher

D. Cross

It has to be in my "jazz essentials" library.
...your cd is GREAT!!! I was awestruck. It has to be in my "jazz essentials" library.
D. Cross

J. McDermott

You made it sound clean, fresh and a genuine pleasure to listen.
All I can say is WOW! ...it's hard to beat great material like this. Of course these songs have been recorded by a lot of artists and you run the risk of being a cliché. But you made it sound clean, fresh and a genuine pleasure to listen. The guys behind you are superb... complimenting you and the music, not a bit of competition. Synergy!
J. McDermott

K. Lough

Just WOW!!! Your record is really gorgeous! ... your vocals are simply sublim
Just WOW!!! Your record is really gorgeous! I'm listening to it right now... your vocals are simply sublime. So fluid and pure and airy and swinging and more that I don't have the words for.... So sweet and chill-bump inducing in the higher registers which you effortlessly transition to. So intimate sounding in places. I truly am overwhelmed with how beautiful you sound.
K. Lough

Maureen Griswold

Fresh, Fun, Fabulous!
Fresh, Fun, Fabulous!

A thoroughly enjoyable album. These new takes on jazz classics are delightful.


I love this CD!
Rebecca has a beautiful voice. I will be looking forward to her next CD.


The song "Out Of This World" just gives me shivers. I listen to it over and over. What a beautiful voice to lend to this music

Kay Vinson

Just beautiful!!
I am a big fan of Rebecca Sayre. This is a different style to her work with BadaBing Badaboom, but equaly enjoyable. This CD showcases her ability to interpret the mood of a song and to deliver it in a way that makes you want to play it again and again. I particularly loved her version of Everything I Love.
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