New York vocalist Laurie Krauz's debut release is called "Catch Me if You Can." For me, I hope I won't catch it. Even though she shows promise in her 13 tracks, she still has some things she has to work on. One is emotion. On the classic "One Enchanted Evening," Krauz's voice doesn't sell the song. There should be a range in the song that establishes the feeling of the evening and at the end, establishes that you should not let that person go. Krauz doesn't relay that in her interpretation. She does a much better job on more uptempo songs like the original "Ducksoup," but on the standards like "Love is Here to Stay," the feeling is just not there. The key to a great vocalist is the way they can make a song their own. For Krauz, she has to feel what the song is supposed to bring out. When she does that, she could become a strong song interpreter.
Artist / Group Name:Laurie Krauz
CD Title:Catch Me If You Can
Record Label:Jerome Street Records
Musicians:Laurie Krauz, Vocal; Daryl Kojak, piano and musical director, Sean Conly, bass, Gene Lewin, drums; SPECIAL GUEST George Coleman, tenor sax.