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My Resistance is Low

My Resistance is Low (Accurate Records) was recorded early in Eade's six-year stay in Brooklyn, NY. It is Eade's only strictly quartet recording and features lesser-known standards and some of Eade's originals. Lewis Nash was a close friend, and Eade and Barth were neighbors in Brooklyn and frequent collaborators around the time of this recording. Mraz, who had recently left a long tenure with the Tommy Flanagan Trio where he had played with Nash, is featured as a soloist.

Bruce Barth, piano
George Mraz, bass
Lewis Nash, drums

RPM, New York City
January 11 and 12, 1994
James Nichols, engineer

  1. Sometime Tonight, Dominique Eade
  2. The Tender Trap, Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  3. My Resistance is Low, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Adamson
  4. You Don't Know What Love Is, Don Ray, Gene DePaul
  5. Late Autumn Evening, Dominique Eade
  6. Just Another Blues, Dick Charles, Lawrence Markes
  7. Out in the Stars, Dominique Eade
  8. Avenue A, Dominique Eade
  9. Not Today, Not Tomorrow, Dominique Eade
  10. Hit the Road to Dreamland, Harold Arlen

Reviews of "My Resistance is Low"

Billboard, Top Ten list for 1995: "Dominique Eade at Visiones in New York, early fall. The singer couldn't have been any more vivid essaying her own 'Late Autumn Evening' from the exquisite My Resistance is Low. — Jim Macnie

New Yorker:
"Dominique Eade, who boasts a dark and enveloping alto, a penchant for melodic risks, and the ability to resolve them with assurance and grace. On My Resistance is Low, her impressive second album, she covers obscure gems, writes intriguing originals, and swings ballads into deep delicious grooves." — Suzanne McElfresh

Down Beat:
"****" "Each track makes an emotional dent. ...with such a sharp ear for detail that in my house we listen to it like a pop record. ...The power of the singers pen creates some of the most sublime moments here." — Jim Macnie

Jazz Times:
"Though only her second album...Resistance shows other signs of impending greatness. She's hand-in-glove with musicians. A horn-like improviser, Eade allows her terrific trio judicious space...I'm out of space before I get to 'side two.' You discover it and Dominique Eade." — Fred Bouchard

Ann Arbor News:
#1 Jazz Vocal Record of 1995. "Eade has a most beautiful, pristine voice and is a romantic interpreter. She's close to perfection." — Michael G. Nastos

College Music Journal (CMJ):
"Eade is so harmonically skilled, so secure in her interpretations that she never over-emotes or purveys pseudo-soul. Allied to her keen harmonic sense is her engaging scatting which she demonstrates to fine advantage on 'The Tender Trap,' the title track, and 'You Don't Know What Love Is.'" — Gene Kalbacher

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