Miki Purnell is reviewed by Jazzweekly with Midnight Bloom


by George Harris

Miki Purnell, Midnight Bloom

Porcelain toned vocalist Miki Purnell teams up with some of LA’s finest with pianist Tamir Hendelman, drummer Dean Koba, bassist Alex Frank and a supporting cast of Bob Sheppard/ax-cl-fl, Pat Kelley/g and Tommy Aros/ perc through some rich reads of jazz standards. She’s classy and luminous as she goes it alone with Hendelman on a handful of tunes, as “Quiet Now” is serene, “You Are There” a beauty of an aria and “Midnight Bloom” an intimate moment of passion. She shows she can assert herself on a Latin read of “No Moon at All” while she coos with Kelly on “ Love Dance” and gets dramatic with Sheppard for “’Round Midnight/Midnight Madness Called Jazz.” Flexible forms.

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