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Mess Around


Download links and information about Mess Around by Robin Mckelle. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 48:17 minutes.

Artist: Robin Mckelle
Release date: 2010
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 48:17
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No. Title Length
1. Mess Around 4:33
2. I Can't See Nobody 3:52
3. Never Make a Move Too Soon 4:21
4. Everybody Knows 5:05
5. Angel 6:07
6. Until the Day I Die 4:57
7. Cry Me a River 4:38
8. Lonely Avenue 3:24
9. Eleanor Rigby 3:21
10. I Just Want to Make Love to You 4:24
11. Since I Looked In Your Eyes 3:35



Robin McKelle's previous recordings featured a big band, with her vocal stylings leaning on the pop side of jazz. While effective to a degree, she sounds similar in this setting, where this band is stripped down, a small horn section remains and electric keyboards still give the music a retro feel. Her tune choices are all over the map, copping soul and pop tunes with a funky underpinning, rarely swinging although occasionally shuffling, and featuring McKelle's coarse, gritty, at times supple, sophisticated voice. Her accompanying musicians are cream-of-the-crop up-and-comers, including keyboardist Xavier Davis, bassist Tim Lefevbre, saxophonists Mark Gross and Alex Harding, as well as two appearances by veteran Houston Person. Inspired by Ray Charles, the title track takes on a boogaloo facade with Wurlitzer organ, but a similar beat is thrust into Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows." Better suited for ballads as "Cry Me a River," McKelle does have that blue-eyed soul thing going on, but it's the amalgam of the Beatles meeting James Brown through "The Girl from Ipanema" during her version of "Eleanor Rigby" that shows where McKelle is really coming from. A credible effort if not somewhat been there/done that by others, it's to Robin McKelle's plus side that she is seeking new vibes out of something created in her old soul. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi