AfterDark-NYC CD PICK (single)
In his thrilling new single, Lady In Red, jazz stylist Jonathan Karrant shows what all the fuss is about as he steps into a brighter light in his career.
His smoky baritone is seductive and soulful on this single.Typically, he shows great respect for the words and music. Unllike Chris du Bargh's pop hit from 1986 which had a dance beat going, Karrant takes his time as this yearning tale of lust unfolds. His treatment of this classic song is quite brilliant. He brings it into the twenty first century with a unique brand of truth-telling as he pulls the listener in. It's risky taking a rather contemporary, well known love song, that was so identified with the 1980s, and making it your own. Karrant not only impresses but succeeds on every level. His supple voice is warm and deliberate as he wraps the listener in haunting and sweet moments to savor. Backed by great musicians, Karrant sets himself apart from other contemporaries on this single.Ultimately,he displays a brilliance here through phrasing and languid passages that lingers. This single will surely have the listener pressing the repeat button over and over. It's available on iTunes, cdbaby, etc.
You can hear it at www.jonathankarrant.com