by Rudy Palma
Fleur Seule, Standards and Sweet Things (Self-Released, 2019)
Fleur Seule is led by vocalist Allyson Briggs. Authentic in their pursuit of a 1940s vintage sound. The group winds their way through sixteen timeless classics. What is most unique about their approach is not only Briggs focused pitch-perfect vocals, but how the group is recorded.
A purposeful dry recording approach not only gives the listener a chance to hear Briggs’s voice in all its glorious beauty, but it also lends to the timelessness of their approach. The group is a well-oiled machine of mastery. Briggs also offers a multilingual journey, presenting tracks in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Standards and Sweet Things marks their 5th studio album and takes the listener through an authentic prism of jazz in its glorious haunt of the 1940s.