Jackie Ryan – Best of Love Songs

Jackie Ryan
Best of Love Songs
OpenArt Productions – 2010

Whether you are in the mood for a romantic ballad or a passionate bolero or just feel like swinging – soft and slow or free and breezy – young or young at heart – there’s more than enough here to keep the home fires burning.

Jackie turns up the heat on this journey through the full range of romantic feelings – from first love’s excitement “Now Or Never” to love’s lasting memories “When I Grow Too Old To Dream”. From the opening flirtations of “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” to the sensuous burning desires of “Make It Last”. From the amorous musings of “This Heart Of Mine” to the final tender sweet reflections of “While We’re Young”. All the bases of love are touched – all with stunning arrangements and stellar accompaniment by some of the jazz world’s finest musicians.

Selected from three recordings released from 2002 to 2006, this collection is testimony to the breadth of this artist’s myriad musical gifts – from rarely heard jazz gems, to poignant soulful ballads – from a sensuous Brazilian love song, to a passionate Spanish bolero – from sizzling swing standards to two originals graced by her own insightful lyrics.

“Singing from the heart,” as BILLBOARD aptly states, “Jackie bridges gaps between both geography and generations” and delivers a collection of songs you can both fall in love with… and fall in love to.