Margie Notte's 'Just You, Just Me &Friends' live CD a must for any music lover


Just You, Just Me &Friends

I can't thank my editor enough for tossing Margie Notte's "Just You, Just Me & Friends-Live at Cecil's" CD on my desk to review.

This is an absolute must have CD for any music lover who appreciates a rich, sultry and undiluted beautiful voice like Notte's.

I say undiluted because the CD was recorded live at Cecil's Jazz Club in West New Jersey this past spring.

I never would've stumbled across this CD. I am not a jazz lover and the only time jazz music enters into my mind is when I'm thinking about enriching music for my 13-year-old, who's in his third year of middle school band.

Because of the band enrichment, my son not only loves the usual music teens adore, like alternative rock, but he's also got a sincere appreciation for music like this, especially live.

Notte's got the kind of voice I used to dream about having when I was a little girl, hitting all the right notes. But my favorite is when it drops to that soulful, sexy deep voice.

The CD features the heartfelt "Cry Me a River."

Notte's "Loverman" makes me want to grab my partner and just start dancing.

I wish I had another jazz female performer to compare her to so you jazz enthusiasts would get an idea of what Notte sounds like.

I could go on and on. But on this, you need to trust me: if you're looking to expand your musical horizons and add jazz to your repotoire, add Notte's CD to your library.

And if you're a jazz lover and you've never heard of her, don't hesitate to order this CD. Visit her website at

It goes without saying that this CD is going home with me.


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