The Tierney Sutton Band - On The Other Side (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 317.45 Mb | 59:57 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Telarc – CD-83650
Few jazz vocalists set out to deconstruct a standard as thoroughly as Tierney Sutton does. Her past albums have hovered around a theme but none as devotedly as On the Other Side, which takes the simple concept of happiness and turns it on its ear. Sutton could have approached classics like "Happy Talk," "Make Someone Happy," "Happy Days Are Here Again," and "Get Happy" as most singers would, finding their sweet spots and putting on a big smile as she sang them with ebullience. But these are some of the saddest renditions of happy tunes you'll ever hear, and Sutton's reinventions are such a success because she is so believably bummed.