Nova, 2007, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Colleen is a new voice to us but not for fans in the New York Capital District. She dedicates this effort to her mom, who sang in front of many big bands. Pratt is singing standards here in front of the accomplished Empire Jazz Orchestra directed by Dr. William Meckley. Her voice is pure, warm and relaxing. She is complemented by solos from Cliff Lyons on sax on many tracks notably “My Romance”. “Come Rain Or Come Shine” is done very well as is “The Best Thing For You”, a duet with Bobbie VanDetta and a guitar solo from Jack Fragomeni. Whether you like swinging big band or rich female vocals, this one’ll please you!