Written by Giavanna Foster
Jazz vocalist Deborah Silver is turning heads in the music industry. A Mississippi native, Silver is passionate towards music and loves listening to a diverse range of genres, from the blues to Broadway. Silver’s favorite singers are Barbra Streisand, Dinah Washington. and Ella Fitzgerald.
Here’s the latest scoop:
The Gold Standards is Silver’s latest project. This golden album showcases Silver’s finesse as a vocalist and songwriter. It earned a No. 1 Billboard debut in two categories: traditional jazz album and heatseeker albums. (This is mentioned on Deborah Silver’s website, located in the “More” section of this article.) With multiple No. 1 Billboard positions, The Gold Standards cements Silver’s place as a seasoned jazz vocalist in the 21st century of music.
Deborah Silver is elated to receive Billboard recognition for The Gold Standards. “It’s a tremendous honor to be named the #1 artist in any one category, but to land the top spot on two Billboard charts is extremely humbling. The Billboard recognition is incredible, yet it inspires me to push myself to work even harder. I am very thankful to everyone who has supported this album,” she stated.
Deborah Silver’s voice has the natural ability to connect with international audiences. The Gold Standards has captivated diverse groups of listeners. The Wall Street Journal critic Will Friedwald praised Silver’s album with these sincere words: “If you’ve heard Ms. Silver before, you know how much fun it is to spend time with her – musically, I mean. If she’s new to you, then let me introduce you to your new best friend.”
The Gold Standards is crafted with meticulous care and attention to detail. Silver collaborated with producers Steve Tyrell and Jon Allen in the studio. She also partnered with Alan Broadbent to help refine this project. Deborah Silver sent this tweet to announce the album’s pre-sale with a picture of her working with Steve and Alan:
In The Gold Standards, Silver reinterprets select popular standards as contemporary renditions that reflect on her life experiences. “Ain’t Misbehavin” is track 6 of The Gold Standards. In 2001, this standard was selected by the RIAA as one of the 365 songs of the century. Silver’s take on “Ain’t Misbehavin” features soulful vocals and brass instruments that capture the cinematic feel of a lively love story. Ella Fitzgerald also recorded a rendition of this song. Both renditions captivate large audiences with their signature styles and stellar vocal techniques.
“I Can’t Give You Anything but Love” is track 9 of The Gold Standards. showcases Silver’s ability to spread warmth with her soulful vocals. Silver’s modern, subtle version has the atmosphere of a live jazz nightclub. This arranged tune has a heartwarming feeling of nostalgia. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett also recorded a contemporary version of this popular tune. Both renditions are refreshing because international listeners are attracted to the heartwarming atmosphere that emanates from the music.
Overall, “The Gold Standards” is a refreshing jazz album that re-invents the classics. Deborah Silver’s vocal artistry and authenticity are displayed with sheer finesse. Silver worked very hard on this album, making each song on this jazz masterpiece an enjoyable listen. Proceeds from this album will be donated to research in hopes to find a cure of ALS. Silver’s sister is battling this disease, which affects the function of nerves and muscles.
Silver plans to collaborate with Harry Connick, Jr. soon. Stay tuned.
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