Steal The Moon

SSC1086 2000-01-01

Track List

It Did'Nt Turn Out That Way - 4:02
Nature Boy - 6:20
A Sunday Kind Of Love - 4:16
Juju Knows - 7:11
All Because Of You - 4:14
Steal The Moon - 5:17
I'Ve Grown Accustomed To His Face - 5:12
Little Man - 4:16
Yesterday'S A Dream - 6:07
Moonglow - 3:57


Carolyn Leonhart - vocals
Rob Bargad - piano, vocals
Jimmy Cobb - drums
Billy Drummond - drums
Jay Leonhart - bass
Daniel Sadownick - percussions
Dave Gilmore - guitar

"For a young singer who was literally born into the jazz scene, Carolyn Leonhart has an uncommonly diverse resume and a surprising range of options. American audiences are getting to know her as one of the backup singers for Steely Dan, a position she has occupied since the Becker/Fagan combine reunited in 1996. (She's the female in the middle on the group's recent PBS special, and she's looking forward to the band's Summer 2000 tour as these notes are written.)

Carolyn Leonhart gives us Steal The Moon, a program notable both for its manner and matter. We get to hear her and an exceptional rhythm section bring four quality standards and a choice Mose Allison tune to life, and we also get introduced to a like number of songs by pianist, composer/lyricist and vocalist Rob Bargad.

Leonhart and Bargad have created an album with all of the charge and feeling, and far more originality, than we have come to expect from young singers. It offers the promise of more great music from both, although Leonhart hastens to point out that she considers herself a work in progress. "My stuff is developing," she insists, "and I'm hearing different things now. People warn me that I'll have to choose an identity, but why? I love jazz and more pop-related material, and I want to sing both."

Someone with Carolyn Leonhart's talent and intelligence can surely pursue more than one path, and will no doubt go her own way. Based on the music she creates here, those of us who treasure truly creative singing, whatever the marketing forces in the music industry choose to call it, will be following her progress for a long time."
Bob Blumenthal (2000 Grammy Award Winner)

Nature Boy by Carolyn Leonhart with Michael Leonhart on piano