Fresh exciting lunar jazz vocals Allegra Levy – LOOKING AT THE MOON: When you’ve really “got it all together” as a jazz vocalist, you can perform standards with fresh and exciting interpretations that no other singer can make happen, and Ms. Levy certainly is “together“… I reviewed her work most recently in issue # 161, where she got higher than average ratings from me. The video below is nicely crafted to give you some insight into her high-energy jazz singing style…
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As you might imagine from the album title, the songs are “out of this world“… like Allegra says in the promo sheet that accompanied the review package, “For some reason, people seem to write really good tunes when it comes to the elusive moon.” – and she’s totally right about that… just listen to her stunning performance on the 7:34 “Harvest Moon“… great players support her lilting and seductive vocal (Carmen Staaf on piano, Alex Goodman on guitar and Tim Norton on bass)… I just loved her performance on this tune.
Allegra’s rendition of Karl Suessdorf’s “Moonlight In Vermont” is unlike any other… there’s one keyword for her performance on this beautiful song – “comforting”… it’s only 4:28, so if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself hitting the “replay” button often on this one.
Of the thirteen jazz vocals Allegra offers up for your aural enjoyment, my personal favorite is (without a doubt) Jimmy Van Heusen’s “Polkadots and Moonbeams“… each of the players clearly understands her direction for the tune… one of the most laid-back and professional renditions of this classic I’ve ever heard!
I give Allegra and her players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this very collectible release. Get more information on Allegra’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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