Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) fresh vocal images Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) – I Get A Kick – Cole Porter reimagined

Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) fresh vocal images Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) – I GET A KICK/COLE PORTER REIMAGINED:  I’m surprised that I’m not showing any of Lisa’s previous works in my library, because I know I’ve reviewed her before… at any rate, her magical voice will hold you spellbound as she performs songs like “In the Still of the Night” (the links will work soon – this isn’t being released until January, 2018)… this is about as hip & “New York” as it gets when it comes to jazz, folks… the ultimate in cool jazz vocals!

Lisa is a poet as well as a player, so she is uniquely able to re-interpret Porter songs that are favorites for all true jazz lovers… just listen to her marvelous performance on the dazzling “All of You” & you’ll fall in love with her jazz/music for all time, as did I! 

Lisa has a stellar cast of players with her as well… just scan this list – James Gardiner,  Ben Flint and Frank Martin (keyboard), Fred Randolph and Troy Lampkins (bass), Jeff Marrs, Alan Hall, and Paul Van Wageningen (drums), Michael Zilber (tenor and soprano sax), and John Santos (percussion) – and they’re totally in synch with her enchanting jazz vocals!

It was easy to pick my personal favorite of the ten tunes offered up… “Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye” will be playing often on your player (as it does on mine)… the bass lines take me (way back) to songs from Peggy Lee and other heroines of the ’50’s & ’60’s jazz scene, but with Lisa’s shimmering/shiny vocal making it stand out for all time! 

This CD gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99.  Get more information about this high-talent vocalist at the Lisa B page.           Rotcod Zzaj

Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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