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Before the Night Is Over

by Torch

Sexy, Retro, Vocal Jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Get out of Town
3:28 album only
2. Nice Work if you Can Get it
2:11 album only
3. Before the Night is Over
3:02 album only
4. Silent Town
3:58 album only
5. Lullaby of the Leaves
2:51 album only
6. High Maintenance
2:10 album only
7. I Fall in Love Too Easily
5:31 album only
8. Springtime
3:52 album only
9. You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
2:47 album only
10. Nowhere Else to Be
2:50 album only
11. Sweet Honey Tree
5:28 album only
12. Before the Night is Over...Again
2:45 album only


Album Notes
The new CD from TOrcH, Before the Night is Over, solidifies this group's creative muscle. The originals are songs you'll swear are standards that you just can't name, but with subtle pop sensibility and phrasing. Songs about whiskey, God and everything in between are seamlessly nestled amongst dramatic, lovelorn standards like "Get Out of Town" and "I Fall in Love Too Easily". Originals like the vocalese "High Maintenance" and the let's-stay-up-all-night "Nowhere Else To Be" are steeped in bop, with loose, playful melodies that get stuck in your head.

And then there's that voice. Described as "...jaw-dropping, ..." (Terry Sawyer, PoPMatters) Seela lays down a powerful purr to lull you into inebriation on "Sweet Honey Tree," and surrenders a child-like plea for a second chance on the title track, "Before the Night is Over."

Before the Night is Over is the second release from TOrcH.

Like their first, Before the Night is Over was also recorded and produced by Brian Beattie at his home studio. The recording was done live to two-track in an all wood room with no partitions between the musicians.

Unlike the first recording, Before the Night is Over contains original material mixed in with standards. The originals were written by Chris Vestre (guitarist) and Seela.

Seela : vocals
Chris Vestre : guitars
Jon Greene : drums
Chris Maresh : bass
Ephraim Owens : trumpet
Will Swindler : sax



to write a review

Jim Beal, Jr. San Antonio News Express

night lights
The standards get arrangements with twists and turns. The arrangements of the originals stick close to tradition. Yes, there's still room for plenty of playfulness in jazz, and Torch knows how to play. ..."Beofre the Night is Over" grooves."

Juliane Gerling

I think I got it exactly six days ago and now I would be missing something... Some great songs and an awesome voice.
I love it!!!

Cheryl Rhode

Before the Night is Over
I can't stop listening to this CD. Their take on "St Louis" is the best.

Kathy Galvin

worth the wait
This cd was definitely worth the wait. I've spent hours listening to the first one and couldn't wait till this one came out. Every single song is something special and unique, both the classics and the originals.


Great to listen to over and over. Can't take it off the cd player.

Micheal Corcoran, Austin American Statesman

"Light/morning is good," Seela Misra sings on the mesmerizing "Silent Town," but her lush, well-worn voice, always tantalizingly on the cusp of cracking, is made more for the hours between midnight and dawn, even more so when teamed with the deft jazz strokes of guitarist Chris Vestre. Gutsy move, following songs by Cole Porter and the Gershwins with seven Misra/Vestre originals, but the new songs keep the mood alive, setting up the album's three-song highlight which starts when Misra wraps herself around the classic "I Fall In Love Too Easily" like a jilted lover around a bottle of wine, followed by "Springtime," a head-bobbing ditty from Seela that rides the bus to bossa nova and then into the drums-only accompaniment of "You Came a Long Way From St. Louis."

Seela and producer Brian Beattie have forged quite a musical partnership in recent years, as the singer flaunts her vulnerability and the producer works to keep in intact.