"Close the windows, put out the dog, and
pump up the volume for Colleen Pratt's I Thought About You,
because this music absolutely demands to be heard wide open. There's a
"take no prisoners"-element in these finely crafted arrangements and in
the execution of this swinging big band. When a singer such as Colleen
Pratt gets this kind of imaginative musical support and incentive, the
sky's the limit - and she just about reaches it. I Thought About You
is a winner, an impressive showcase for an excellent band, some superb
arrangements, and an outstanding vocalist"
- Hal Miller, Jazz Historian and Lecturer
"...the spotlight is firmly on Pratt, and
deservedly so. She sounds like she does have the world on a string, no
matter what rhyme or rhythm she performs. This style was made for
- J Hunter, albanyjazz.com
"A Jazz vocalist, whose effective breadth
of genres and material is every bit as impressive as the passionate
feeling with which she imbues every song"
- The Jazz Observer, A Place For Jazz
"She represents what is best in the
tradition of Great American Songbook performers: musicality, taste and
- William Meckley, Ph D, Music Director/Conductor
Empire Jazz Orchestra
"Colleen...performs easy-listening Jazz
standards and has become a favorite at North Pointe"
- North Pointe Cultural Arts Center
full rich vocals to Swing and Jazz (including some hot scat
- Doc Scanlon, bandleader for over 30 years
"Colleen Pratt sings with a
stunning combination of superior vocal technique, exquisite taste, warm
stage presence and joyously, relaxed swing"
- Thomas Pierce, Executive Producer, I Thought About
"Now this is a well crafted,
stylish CD with passion; the music is sublime yet subtle, powerful and
emotive, enjoyable to sit back and be taken back to a time of exquisite
compositions with voices to match."
- Peter Merritt, Music Manager, PBS 106.7 FM, Melbourne,
"Whether you like swinging
big band or rich female vocals, this one'll please you!"
- D. Oscar Groomes, O\'s Place Jazz Newsletter