NJJS reviews Lizzie Thomas, New Sounds From the Jazz Age

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Lizzie Thomas

Jersey Jazz

by Joseph Lang

September Edition | Other Views

Lizzie Thomas

After listening to New Sounds from the Jazz Age (Self-Produced) by vocalist Lizzie Thomas, I immediately checked to see if there were any other recordings by her available.  There were, and I purchased two of them. That will give you an indication of how impressive the album under consideration is.  She has selected nine great tunes, “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Love Is Here to Stay,” “I Didn’t Know About You,” “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” “In the Still of the Night,” “One Note Samba,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Close Your Eyes”, and “The Very Thought of You.” Her choice of musicians is also wise with pianist/musical director John Colianni, who also provided the arrangements, joined by Jay Leonhart or Boots Maleson on bass, Russell Malone or Matt Chertkoff on guitar, Omar Daniels on tenor sax and flute, Bernard Linette on drums and Doug Hendrichs on percussion.  Thomas has a voice and style that lies easily on the listener’s ears.  Check her out, and you will probably be tempted to do the kind of searching that I did.  (LizzieThomas.net)

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Kari Gaffney

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