Laura Ainsworth vintage vocal jazz Laura Ainsworth – New Vintage

Laura Ainsworth vintage vocal jazz

Laura Ainsworth vintage vocal jazz Laura Ainsworth – NEW VINTAGE:  When I first reviewed Laura’s 1930’s-style crooning, back in issue # 135, it was clear to me that she is able to take you back to those late-night joints with the smoky blue rooms… on this new August, 2017 release (it gets released on the 7th), that impression is even stronger, especially as I listen to her sing tunes like “Where Did The Magic Go” – great piano from Brian Piper on this one, and some wonderful bass by John Adams.

That whole “speakeasy thing”, with old-time heroes like Mickey Spillane and Dick Tracy lurking in the shadows in front of the bandstand, will fill your head as you scope out “A Little Jive is Good For You” (the title is different on Amazon, though… hmmmm)… again, Laura’s players (check OUT the clarinet/sax work from Chris McGuire & the cool brushes/drums by Steve Barnes) are right in the groove behind her.

Of the thirteen songs offered up, it is “Long Ago and Far Away You Stepped Out of a Dream” that made the playlist for my iPhone – meaning it’s my pick for personal favorite (not too many songs get on that phone playlist).  If you’re a dedicated fan of jazz retro vocal work, you’ll love this one… I give it a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97.  Get more information on Laura’s website.          Rotcod Zzaj

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