Songs for All Seasons
Mady Kaye's passion for song finds it's expression on Songs for All Seasons, her first CD and debut as a songwriter. This is Mady Kaye at her best. Her original lyrics are witty and highly stylish, as on Charlie Parker's 'Au Privave' or her own 'So Hot.' On 'Autumn Song' the lyric is poignant and bittersweet, lingering in the ear like fine wine on the palate. Ms. Kaye's voice is smooth and very clear, her diction bitingly concise. But it is her phrasing that is inspired, whether applied to standards or to her own material. Her feel for the inner rhythm of the line is unerring. In live performance Ms. Kaye frequently improvises new verses to jazz classics, with a nod to the author's intent and inner rhyme, resulting in a song that would delight even Cole Porter or Ira Gershwin. '. . . sophistication and elegance are swooning under the spell of Kaye's cool, seductive jazz stylings. . . she sings jazz, lives each note, breathes every line, inhabits every song. And when someone sings like that, it isn't cigar & martini music, it's a champagne & caviar rendezvous for two.' - Raoul Hernandez, Music Editor, The Austin Chronicle.