Charmin Michelle - Hot

Selections 1,3,4,5,7,8,9,11 and 12
Charmin Michelle - Vocals
Doug Haining - Saxophone, Clarinet
Tim Sullivan - Trumpet
John Boblett - Trombone
Rick Carlson - Piano
Kent Saunders - Guitar
Steve Pikal - Bass
Gordy Knutson - Drums

Selections 2,6 and 10
Charmin Michelle - Vocals
Doug Haining - Saxophone, Clarinet
Rick Carlson - Piano
Keith Boyles - Bass
Dick Bortolussi - Drums

"It is the year 2001 in the month of October ~ Autumn in the land of Minnesota lakes. And Charmin Michelle, via her third CD, pours out her heart and her soul. If, in this bizarre time, these performances by Charmin and her messengers, The Twin Cities Seven, don't offer comfort and healing, then all is lost."

An excerpt of the liner notes by Leigh Kamman THE JAZZ IMAGE™ Minnesota Public Radio


Hot - Charmin Michelle
01. Rock Me To Sleep
02. Them There Eyes
03. Close Your Eyes
04. Hungry Blues
05. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
06. If You Were Mine
07. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
08. Only A Moment Ago
09. Bli Blip
10. I Don't Want To Cry Anymore
11. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
12. Come On Over To My House

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"RETRO PLEASER CHARMIN MICHELLE, a local vocalist with savoir faire to spare, just released her third CD, "Hot". It spotlights Doug Haining and the Twin Cities Seven, an exemplary group modeled on Count Basie's Kansas City septet. Haining's clarinet is liquid and lustrous on "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing"; pianists Rick Carlson certainly is fit to sit in the Count's chair, and Gordy Knutson combines precision with easygoing flair. But it's Michelle's show, and she gently seduces the listener time after time, whether the fare is ageless blues, warm bossa, intimate love song, or upbeat novelty. She's a flower, a lovesome thing."

Tom Surowicz, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Nov 30, 2001