Talented actor and novelist Molly Ringwald shows her prowess as a Jazz singer with her debut CD, Except … Sometimes, to be released on April 9, 2013 on the Concord Records label. Although this is her debut CD, she is no stranger to the world of Jazz, as she started singing at the age of three with her father, Jazz pianist, Bob Ringwald and his band.
Molly Ringwald – Except Sometimes: Sooner Or Later, I Get Along Without You Very Well, I Believe In You, I’ll Take Romance, The Very Thought of You, Exactly Like You, Where is Love, Pick Yourself Up, Ballad Of The Sad Young Men, Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Personnel: Molly Ringwald: vocals, Clayton Cameron: drums, Allen Mezquida: alto saxophone, Peter Smith: piano, Trevor Ware: bass
Molly Ringwald – Except Sometimes is released on the Concord Records label.
As a talented actor, Molly Ringwald has enchanted film, stage, and television audiences since her acting debut at the age of 10 in the play, Annie. Returning to her roots, she grew up singing with her father Bob Ringwald’s Jazz band, she delights with her singing prowess on the 10-track release that features some familiar and some more obscure Jazz standards from the Great American songbook, as well as the song, Don’t You (Forget About Me), from the 1985 John Hughes’ film, The Breakfast Club, where Molly played the role of “Claire Standish.”
The talented ensemble of Clayton Cameron on drums, Allen Mezquida on alto saxophone, Peter Smith on piano, who also co-produced Except … Sometimes, and Trevor Ware on bass join Molly on the CD.
The release opens with the song, Sooner or Later, where Molly hits her mark musically as easily as she does at acting; then breaks your heart with the song, I Get Along Without You Very Well.
Molly picks up the pace with the song, I Believe In You, where her Broadway stage experience shines through with her timing and phrasing, which is complemented by some nice sax work by Allen Mezquida.
Next, there is the flirty I’ll Take Romance, followed by the song, The Very Thought of You where Peter Smith contributes an exceptional piano solo. Other tracks on the release include Exactly Like You, Where is Love, Pick Yourself Up, and the Ballad Of The Sad Young Men.
The track, Don’t You (Forget About Me), nicely closes out the release, which prompts the response, do not worry, Molly, we won’t (forget about you). Although this is her first release on the Concord Records label, I hope that it is just the beginning of a new stage in Molly Ringwald’s singing career.
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