Volume 44/Number 75
January 14, 2020
CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
Copyright 2020 Midwest Record
LIZZIE THOMAS/New Sounds From the Jazz Age: The Nashvillian with no trepidations about taking on New York has more than made her moves over the last few years. Assembling a crew that takes her as seriously as she takes her undertaking of the classic song bag, this jazz vocalist finds refuge in Ella and Billie but takes endless delight in being a classic broad as well. With a non kittenish come on that seems like it would be at home coming from her while lounging on top of a piano while tugging on hapless neck ties, Thomas has really got it going on. A wonderful timeless album that knows how to exist and thrive well outside the major label system—much to the system’s chagrin.