Album Remarks & Appraisals:
With her sixth album, jazz vocalist Catherine Russell journeys to the blues-tinged heart of the great African-American songbook. Swinging forth with soulful interpretations, Catherine channels the golden age of Harlem, as befits this vibrant daughter of jazz. Vocalists Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington provide inspiration where tunesmiths like Benny Carter, Irving Berlin, Andy Razaf and Fats Waller once ruled the roost of a renaissance that continues to reverberate.
Personnel: Mark Shane (piano); Mark McLean (drums).
Audio Mixer: Katherine Miller.
Recording information: MSR Studios, New York, NY (2015-11-30_2015-12-01&2015-).
Photographer: Sandrine Lee.