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DEBORAH SHULMAN / Press

““A beautifully produced and performed record. Great singing, great song selection, and a great band.” ”

Tad Graham - Noosa Community Radio 101.3 FM, Australia

““What a great sound you have. Keep up the good work and please keep me up to date with your progress.” ”

Michael Criddle - Horsham, Australia

““First album, but I hope not her last. Great. “ ”

Alex Pijnen - BRTO, Netherlands

““Traditional jazzy sound, great voice, good choice of songs.” ”

Harry Boerman - Radio Putten, Netherlands

““This Deborah Shulman record '2 for the road' has been a pleasant surprise. The tracks that stand out for me are ‘You Don't Know What Love Is’ and also ‘The Meaning Of The Blues'." ”

Eric Cohen - WAER, Syracuse NY

““Love it, play it all the time.” ”

David McCrory - 2NVR, New South Wales, Australia

““I was intrigued by the cover of the CD which is sometimes the first image of an artist before listening. The beginning song to the CD sets the perfect mood for the whole CD; it flows very gently into the next songs. A very crafted and experienced voice that is quite strong on the FM waves.” ”

Paul Jove - La Paz, Bolivia

““Putting part of one’s life story into music and words does not always work. Rest assured, however, that Deborah has released an album full of emotion, strength and great music. Backed by a great quartet, this is an album for those who love sentimentality, jazz and great vocals.” ”

Tony Bates - Victoria, Australia

““Accompanied by the hard-driving and energetic playing of drummer Ralph Humphrey, Larry Koonse on guitar, bass player Kenny Wild, and pianist/ music director and arranger Terry Trotter, Shulman consistently underplayed her material, emphasizing the tender and vulnerable aspects of the music. Shulman and her band possess excellent chemistry and timing together, further bringing the music alive. It’s obvious they all enjoy performing great music in an intimate setting.” ”

Mary Mallory - The Tolucan Times

““Deborah interprets songs such as ‘All or Nothing at All,’ ‘Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year’ and ‘Route 66' and makes the words come alive. She draws you in with her heartfelt intensity and superb phrasing. Relating the songs to her life, dating again after a painful divorce, and finding love, she sings a Blossom Dearie song: ‘I Like You, You’re Nice.’ “ ”

Beth Temkin - Entertainment Today

““If you like warm, romantic jazz, if you’re a person who appreciates talent, taste and intelligence, then run, do not walk, to nab a copy of Deborah Shulman’s self-produced CD. Her voice is free yet disciplined, and her ability to get behind a lyric and wring out every ounce of truth can be heartbreaking. Almost like the cabaret artists of Manhattan glory days, Shulman has the innate talent to make the listener re-think a song, hear an old familiar song as if it were for the first time or, even better, hear a new song as if it was always a part of one’s life.”

Alan W. Petrucelli - The Entertainment Report

““If ever there was a class act, Deborah is it. In our café society here in New Zealand, this music goes down a treat, and it’s on regular rotation here." ”

Philip Crookes - Primetime Radio, New Zealand

““ ‘Sweet ‘n sensitive’ sums this one up – great for late-night listening curled up on the sofa, but great too in a show which goes out between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The quartet shines through, the voice is terrific – what more can you ask.” ”

Tony Wickham - Radio Maldwyn, United Kingdom

“A well-done version of the title song, which I have always felt was underrated and under-recorded”

Jeff Holtz - WIUM, Macomb, Illinois

"I am very glad to have received your CD. This is a great album.”

Erik Vande Voorde - Radio Beiaard, Belgium

“How many times the word love occurs through the titles of this album. And how many different and rich sides of Deborah Shulman are represented on the photographs through the artwork of the CD. These are different aspects of the same soul: suspended on a repertoire so rich in vocal shadings, chances for Deborah's own instrument to show her own gift and capability. They are enough with some simple, wise touches of guitar and piano, a discreet support from bass and drums to pass from Bossa to Swing, from sun to moon. Up to the whole incredible power of musical art”

Scazzola Giovanni Pietro - Radio Gold Popular Network, Italy

““This singer has a unique sound combined with emotional depth. I received positive listener response when I played tracks from this disc. Hope she continues to record”

Larry Corley - WQNA Radio

““A pretty voice and excellent musicians with her. Miss Deborah Shulman sings in the tradition of the real jazz ladies and in her voice her personal touch. She chose a good selection of jazz standards. For me, “four stars” for this first jazz work.” ”

Carlos Fernandez Pacin - Jazz Café FM, Buenos Aires, Argentina

““Magnificent!” ”

Tony Cabanellas - KDHX 88.1 FM, St. Louis, Missouri

““I just reviewed your CD and it is a truly great listen. It will get a lot of air play on Jazz 88. You are SMOKING.” ”

J. Otis Williams - KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM, San Diego

"This GEM of a musical project has to be in your jazz collection. The commanding voice of Deborah Shulman had me coming back to the CD for more great music. Check out 'You Don't Know What Love Is'. WOW! Thank you Deborah. My favorite track is 'The Meaning Of The Blues'. Slow and Sultry is the game here, plus, romantic as the color red. Great work Deborah, great work!"

Leon Reyes - KVMR Radio 89.5 FM, Sacramento

“Shulman continues to melt listeners hearts on her latest release. With a carefully crafted yet delicate delivery, Shulman extracts every ounce out of a melody. Her accompaniment on this session is first rate. Her selection of songs is impeccable, and well suited to her style of singing. ”

Randy McElligott - eJazz News

“Silky, subtle, sophisticated and shimmering, Deborah Shulman is pure pleasure to hear if you love a love song sung with an adult been-there, done-that sensibility. She can explore a sad lyric without overdoing the sorrow or skimping on the pure musicality. Two for the Road is a thoroughly classy affair with mostly downbeat material that focuses on self-analysis and self-awareness rather than self-pity. With several optimistic numbers, too, it's all well sung with elegance and a depth of feeling. The liner notes are as unguarded and unpretentious as the singing: she states that the arc of the repertoire chosen reflects her reactions to a difficult divorce and her recovery, followed by a new love. ”