Round Midnight finds Maci Miller confidently singing 15 favorite standards as intimate duets with guitarist David O’Rourke. Only the best vocalists can excel in this sparse setting where timing and the contrast of sound with silence is so important. Miller, who has a sweet-toned voice, a wide range, and superior enunciation, has no difficulty. She can scat quite well when it fits the music and she puts plenty of understated feeling into the ballads.
The contributions of her musical partner, guitarist O’Rourke, should not be overlooked. He functions as a one-man orchestra whether accompanying the singer, challenging her, or taking his own quietly creative solos.
On songs such as “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To,” “As Long As I Live,” and “Why Try To Change Me Now,” the team of Maci Miller and David O’Rourke create lightly swinging music that is a joy to hear.” – Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
Release Date: 1 December 2019
Format: CD | Digital
Label: Self Release
Last modified: March 24, 2020