Volume 44/Number 75
January 14, 2020
CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
Copyright 2020 Midwest Record
KAYLE BRECHER/Kayleidoscope: You’ve got to watch out for this Philly jazz vocalist. She tried hard into getting you to think she’s an art chick or going for the tortured artist effect–but she’s not. She has well honed skills of invention and innovation that can take the hoariest chestnut and make it feel freshly roasted—and keep you from tuning out. A vet singer you want to check out as opposed to check out on, Brecher has the skills to make everything her own, even when adding to well established works by well established jazzbos. Offbeat but never off putting, these are real skills to pay real bills.
(Penchant Four 1019P4)