Old Devil Moon
Fairway Productions is the producer of Jan Findlay's premier jazz CD, 'Old Devil Moon.' Accompanied by the incomparable Jay D'Amico on the piano, Jan Findlay emerges as a superior and versatile talent in the world of jazz vocalists. Recorded at the famed Sony Music Studios in Manhattan, Jan is backed up by bassist Greg D'Amico and drummer Vinnie Favata. Sitting in on selected songs are the acclaimed Frank Vicari on sax and Danny Hayes on trumpet. Review by The Golden Gup, WMTR radio Oh, yes! Jan Findlay knows how to deliver a song. And as terrific as her CD is, she absolutely owns the audiences in her live performances. I love her natural stage presence, her song selections, her gorgeous voice, and her ability to touch sensibilities. She is a first rate singer- performer- person. Jan would be the first to say that much of her success is credited to the Jay D'Amico Trio, who collaborated with Jan a few years back and continue to inspire her and the audiences through their consummate talent and creativity. This is outstanding jazz. Catch Jan Findlay with the Trio whenever you can. And to tide you through between concerts, Jay has three wonderful and diverse CD's. And, of course, there's 'Old Devil Moon,' a remarkable CD by Jan Findlay with the Jay D'Amico Trio. Review by John Hammel, WNTI radio (8/15/2004) Jan Findlay - Old Devil Moon - Fairway Productions - Wow! Two reviews ago I was tossing around adjectives like nuance and balance. Add subtlety, innately pitch perfect intonation and phrasing and toss in a pinch or three of swing and rubato. Whaddya get. A great jazz vocal record by local area musician and singer Jan Findlay, who had the dubious distinction of being the first guest ever on my radio program fourteen years ago. She was terrific then and the intervening years have only served to accrete an ever greater sense of musicality to her art. Jan is the real deal with a terrific song selection, a great group of players behind her who support and enhance like the greatest of lieder accompanists and a propulsive joie de vivre that pushes these versions into the realm of the definitive. Jan's so good she could cow everyone else but the best singers from hanging up their performing shoes and applying themselves more assiduously to their day jobs. Do I sound like a fool in love. You bet. With this record. Check this out and where you can catch Jan live at the Garage in NYC. Go to Google. Figure it out. It's worth the effort.