Glowing gifted jazz vocals Linda Purl – TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE: Sometimes it’s the simple that excites me… on her latest album, Linda’s glowing gifted jazz vocals made my morning up here in my Great Northwest studio… I (strongly) suggest that you watch Linda performing the album closer, “Lullabye – Goodnight, My Love“, so you can see why I enjoy her work so much…
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It’s often easy to dismiss jazz vocalists as passé, because there are so many of them, and because they often seem to all sound the same… you won’t have that dilemma as you listen to Linda perform the beautiful 3:48 Jobim tune “Wave” with her bandmates (David Finck: bass; Tedd Firth: piano; Ray Marchica: drums and Nelson Rangell: reeds)… I predict that DJ’s of all stripes will be adding this splendid performance to their playlists often!
A song I hadn’t heard before definitely captured my attention… “Try Your Wings” is an absolutely perfect tune for Linda’s style… you’ll feel yourself soaring high above it all as you enjoy this fine performance.
Of the dozen delightful jazz vocals on the album, my choice for personal favorite is Linda’s treatment of Abbey Lincoln’s “Throw It Away“… the recording is pure, and with your headphones on, you’ll catch every wonderful nuance of the lyrics and music!
I give Linda and her bandmates a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98. Get more information on Linda’s website.