Timucua Arts Foundation
Vocalist, bandleader and recording artist Ashley Lockheed partnered with freelance jazz pianist Chris Rottmayer in a new release of original, vocal driven traditional jazz and pop standards. Despite the music being performed by Rottmayer’s piano, electric bass and drums, this work does not feel “small” in presentation. The eleven tracks, all originals, are headlined by Lockheed on vocals and presented in a relaxed, contemporary style. This work has been called “a delicate balance between enjoyable listening and modern jazz substance…” I found this music very welcoming, relaxing and enjoyable. In fact, I can see myself hearing it for the first time in my audio room or equally in a jazz nightclub atmosphere.