The Very Thought Of You
Released: February 18, 2003
By: Orna Purkin
Producer: Brian Bromberg
Executive Producer: Kent Anderson
The Very Thought Of You is the debut recording of South African-born artist, Orna Purkin.
“Produced and arranged by talented bassist Brian Bromberg, this effort features a hodgepodge of stirring ballads amid equal parts samba and jazz-oriented motifs. In addition, the pristine sonic characteristics provide quite a bit of luster to the production when viewed as a whole. Here, the vocalist tackles standards such as “Nature Boy,” “My Favorite Things,” and Ray Noble’s timeless ballad “The Very Thought of You.” Not just another compilation of standards by an up-and-coming female jazz vocalist, Orna’s affecting interpretations hit the mark in a rather grand way. Her near-perfect diction complements a warm and undeniably resounding mode of execution.”