Stronger Than Ever

by Hazel Mitchell Bell

Released 2018
Released 2018
Beautiful soulful renditions of the Great American Songbook performed and recorded with great musicians.
When you’ve been in radio for some years, one is often approached by singers who want you to hear this or that song. For the most part, the songs are ‘ho-hum.’ But every now and then, you hear that one “it” song. That one that has the “WOW” factor.

Hazel Mitchell-Bell demonstrates just that on her debut CD, “Stronger Than Ever.” With 13 songs that are performed like someone who has spent a lifetime singing jazz, you’ll wonder where this talent has been hidden.

To take on a Nina Simone classic like “Four Women,” one has to be confident. And very good. Hazel is just that. Confident. And very good. She takes you along on a wistful dream with her version of “Louisiana Sunday Afternoon.” And somewhere up above, Curtis Mayfield is smiling at her rendition of “The Makings Of You.”

Backed by an all star band led by Vince Evans, “Stronger Than Ever” introduces a new voice to the world of jazz. But make no mistake, it is a voice to be reckoned with.

Dr. Nick
WPFW-FM, 89.3
Washington, D. C.