The Best Cabaret/Jazz CD of 2006

After a fairly brief stint in cabaret, this rising comer is about to make his debut at the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club in New York. Maybe an unlikely choice for a CD of the year list, it is significant in that the album captures one of today's hottest and most vibrant new voices currently making waves on the jazz scene. His delivery on old and new favorites is edgy, sexy in a way that recalls Michael Bublé when he started out as Suvalsky repeatedly brings new life to his sensational interpretations. This album is so worth listening to over and over. Pay particular attention to the likes of his languid, yet driving vocals on "Do You Want to Dance?" "Crying" and a scintillating and supple "Angel Eyes." His is the name to keep an eye on.
—John Hoglund,
  • The Best Cabaret/Jazz CD's of 2006

    (in alphabetical order)
  • Bobby Belfry – “Live: In the Heart of the Universe” (Bats In The Music/Westside Music)
  • John Bucchino – “It's Only Life: Songs of John Bucchino” (PS Classics)
  • Chris Botti – “To Love Again: The Duets” (Columbia)
  • Mary Foster Conklin – “Blues For Breakfast: Remembering Matt Dennis” (Rhombus Records)
  • Jamie deRoy & Friends – “If I Sing” (PS Classics)
  • Barbara Fasano – “Written in the Stars” (Human Child Records)
  • Stevie Holland – “More Than Words Can Say” (150 Music)
  • Eartha Kitt – “Live from The Cafe Carlyle” (DRG)
  • John Pizzarelli – “Dear Mr. Sinatra” (Telarc)
  • Andrew Suvalsky – “Vintage Pop and the Jazz Sides” (LML Music)