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It's Anybody's Spring has already received significant acclaim in the music industry. Read below what critics and jazz professionals have said about Karen Shane's debut CD.

"Karen Shane has been blessed with a vocal richness that many vocalists have to study years to attain. She interprets a song with style, depth and heart. It's Anybody's Spring is a great debut."

Alan Paul
The Manhattan Transfer

"I love this CD! Karen Shane's debut release hits the target. She's a great talent who does it all from love songs to Latin jazz rhythms, and even an original of her own. Ms. Shane is a gifted jazz singer with a rich, mellow voice, who has the knack of being able to interpret the lyrics into real meaning and feeling."

Mel Lipton
WDNA-FM "88 Jazz Place"
Miami, Florida

"She's a songbird with a great range and imagination. What a refreshing singer/songwriter on this her very first endeavor. Guaranteed you'll be hearing a lot more from this new gem on the horizon."

Stu Grant
WLVE-FM "Love 94"
Miami Beach, Florida

"The part of this music we call Jazz that keeps me listening is a young vocalist by the name of Karen Shane. Great tunes -- excellent trio in Rick DellaRatta, Harvie Swartz and Victor Jones -- makes this a must buy for anyone who appreciates good jazz singing."

Aaron Fensterheim
"My Kind of Jazz"
WXEL-FM
West Palm Beach, Florida

"Karen Shane has a nice, warm voice that tells the story. There are a couple of attractive originals mixed with well-known material and several songs that should be heard more often. 'It's Anybody's Spring' is a CD worth hearing!"

John Simna
Music Director, WCLV-FM
Cleveland, Ohio

"Karen Shane projects a confidence that reflects the upbeat vivacity of Anita O'Day in 'Better Than Anything' or Peggy Lee in the sultry mid-tempo blues of 'A Man Of My Own.' Shane's confidence shines in Gershwin tunes like 'But Not For Me' and 'Love Is Here To Stay' where her ability to swing is matched by her band's grooves."

Cadence Magazine
June 1999

"Karen Shane is a member of a small, but growing community ... women jazz vocalists with style. You can tell from the opening bars of 'Better Than Anything' that she is a storyteller, using harmony and inflection to convey feelings. Unlike some of the newer songwriter/musician/vocalists that are cropping up lately, Karen Shane's forte is singing and she does it with strength and control."

R. Redmond
JazzUSA 'Zine
May 1999

 

 

 

 

SONG LIST
01 Better Than Anything 3:12
02 It's Anybody's Spring 3:04
03 Don't Misunderstand 4:22
04 A Man of My Own 2:45
05 But Not For Me 4:05
06 If I Only Had A Brain 5:12
07 Slightly Out of Tune (Desafinado) 5:23
08 Warm and Willing 3:28
09 A Little Song 4:19
10 Only You (No Se Tu) 2:59
11 Love Is Here to Stay 4:22
12 All The Way 5:46
13 Be True To Your Heart 3:29