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“Singer Trish Colter performs a dozen songs with class over this CD’s 72 minutes. Her voice is full of character and as effective at full blast as when whisperingly intimate, plus there’s a bonus of her scatting ( as you hear on the opening “You Make Me Feel So Young”) The music is especially enjoyable thanks to the top-flight band – Paul Read on piano, trumpeter Chase Sanborn, saxist Pat LaBarbera, bass Pat Collins and drummer Kevin Dempsey. The group works on a program of standards plus Read’s “For The Three of Us” and the aching “Prayer (for Eddie)” in memory of late Toronto musician Eddie Sossin. All the musicians stretch with a Latin lilt to the title tune and a thrusting effort on “Sometimes I’m Happy” while Colter provides zippy vocalese on “Will You Still Be Mine”. She maintains a knack for putting her distinctive vocal instrument at the service of the music.”
The Toronto Star Jan. 26, 2002. Review: At Long Last Love By Geoff Chapman

Some select new CD’s to add to your collection: First from our local talent, Trish Colter – At Long Last Love. Usually I can find one track that doesn’t appeal to me, not so on this recording. Further more and to add to this compliment, it has some of my favorite “chestnuts” interpreted just the way I like them.
T.O. JAZZ Magazine April/May 2002. Review: At Long Last Love, From Publisher’s View. By Dave Milbourne

“I personally enjoyed it from beginning to the end. It swings; there are good solos from all concerned. Trish chose a nice selection of tunes and tempos, with good charts and intelligent usage of the tone colours of the horns and voice. I liked the near quotes in Will You Still Be Mine, the originals were most enjoyable; the wordless unison with the horns in For the Three of Us, the tempo shifts in Days Spent With You and the poignancy of Prayer. A well produced CD, I hope that the rest of Canada…enjoys it as much as I did.”
CHRW 94.7FM, London, ON March 2002 Quote: At Long Last Love By Barrie Woodey

“Trish Colter is no one’s cooing songbird. The bulk of At Long Last Love finds the Canadian singer fearlessly belting out standards with a full, brassy voice. The CD is balanced out by a ballad co-written by her husband Paul Read, also the album’s arranger and pianist, and two compositions by Read that find her harmonizing in a softer vocalese style. The arrangements and supporting musicianship is top-notch. A set including the title tune and other warhorses like The Very Thought of You could be disastrous in the hands of disinterested performers, but the group here seems consistently inspired and comes up with fresh readings. Colter’s treatment of the lyrics is consistently assured, and her harmonies on Read’s For the Three of Us and Prayer (for Eddie) helps make those two tracks the album’s high points, along with the interplay between Read and saxophonist/flutist Pat LaBarbera that recalls McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane. Drummer Kevin Dempsey is steady and adds color in just the right places while establishing a good rapport with bassist Pat Collins. Trumpeter Chase Sanborn adds some nice solos, while Read and LaBarbera star throughout.
Overall, this is a very nice set indeed. The traditional numbers sound evergreen in the hands of these talented musicians, and should please any fan of vocal jazz. The three originals are the most intriguing tracks on this album, though, and hopefully future releases from Colter and Read will feature more of their own compositions.”
Jazz Review.com 2002. Review: At Long Last Love. By Ted Kane

“The big band, a worthy and often neglected jazz sub – genre, made it to the Confederation Park bandstand last night with a rousing visit from 17 of Toronto’s best musicians and one of Ottawa’s led by trumpeter and arranger Denny Christianson…Vocalist Trish Colter won over an unusually chatty crowd with her work on Honeysuckle Rose…Denny Christianson always brings good bands to Ottawa and this was big band jazz at it’s best.”
Ottawa International Jazz Festival – June 27, 2004. Ottawa Citizen. By Charles Gordon

“The CD is delightful!”
Jazz FM101.1, Toronto, ON Jan. 2002. Quote: At Long Last Love. By Terry McElligot

“This CD takes the stress away! Great music!”
Jazz Over Easy Productions, Grand Rapids, Michigan Feb. 2002. Quote: At Long Last Love. By Ed Andrews

“Colter puts her own twist on the jazz classic “You Make Me Feel So Young”, sounding virtually jubilant. Another stand-out track is a sultry rendition of “No One Ever Tells You”. She manages to be both pleading and hopeful on “Make Someone Happy”…The title track finds a compelling and insistent bass line complementing her vocal stylings.”Prayer (for Eddie)” is an aching and soulful tribute to friend Eddie Sossin who passed away in 1999.”
Humber, Etc. Feb. 28, 2002. Review: At Long Last Love. By Kelly Brenton

“At Long Last Love is a new release… with the wonderful voice of Trish Colter.”
Downtown Jazz – Jan/Feb 2002. Review: At Long Last Love

“Michael Ritz had no doubt who made the biggest impression on him and it was Trish Colter.”
Highlights of duMaurier Downtown Jazz 1999 from the duMaurier Downtown Jazz Website

“The Rex has a powerful sextet co-led by vocalist Trish Colter and pianist Paul Read in tomorrow”
Toronto Star – May 27, 1999. By Geoff Chapman

Pat LaBarbera, Chase Sanborn, Kevin Dempsey, Pat Collins, Paul ReadAt Long Last Love