The room is illuminated with misty candlelight. You sip something cool in a frosted glass. A rich, sultry voice begins to fill the room: Liz Terrell has taken the stage. Known for her powerhouse vocals and captivating yet subtle stage presence, Terrell swings intuitively and sings with incredible vocal dexterity.
Over the past decade, Terrell’s musical career has navigated through the performance spectrum, ranging from musical theater and cabaret to touring Europe in a gospel ensemble. After many years of exploration, she found herself firmly planted in jazz, and performs most frequently with bass/voice jazz duo "Liz & Brydge".
It’s All Right With Me is Terrell’s debut album as a leader and is filled with highlights of the last five years of her study as a jazz vocalist. Respected broadcaster, drummer, and co-producer on the album Jae Sinnett illustrates, “Liz Terrell’s new record reflects her amazing vocal versatility, range, tone, and variation. Her intonation is impeccable. She sings with beautiful articulation, a swinging pulse, and smart interval spacing, which creates on-point melodic movement. The choice of material is a perfect match for her style, voice, and the conceptual approaches of the musicians. The songs present interesting and unique challenges for a vocalist and are played superbly by her very capable sidemen. Liz maneuvers through these complex harmonic and rhythmic structures effortlessly. This record will introduce her to a larger audience, and they will welcome her. A masterful vocal and instrumental work.”
Her soulful, swinging vocal style offers a wide range of beautiful dulcet tones filled with rich and sultry beauty. With this thoughtfully crafted collection of timeless songs, Terrell captures a profoundly intuitive and accessible sound with a subtle and instinctive sense of swing - keeping the listener’s attention from start to finish. Liz Terrell’s rich and melodic vocals soar over the music as she deftly navigates the energetic arrangements and swings through the standards with precision. The band is equally as spirited as each note feels perfectly placed yet somehow completely fresh and spontaneous. Terrell explains, “It was important to me to capture the whole band together in the studio, and I think you can hear that in the energy and the movement of each take. Everyone builds together, plays off of each other, and picks up lines and solos where the other left off. Each take is exactly what you would hear if this group were live on the stage.”