Donna Kimura

Donna Kimura

It’s hard not to like a collection that includes Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Verve Unmixed 3 also gives listeners selections from Anita O’Day, B…
Jerry Grillo’s latest, Under The Influence, has the vocalist giving a twist to a lineup of songs usually associated with women singers, including …
Claire Martin shows why she is one of England’s top jazz vocalists with her latest release "Secret Love." The album, Martin’s 10th, perfectly showcases the singer’s cool…
Forty years ago, Gloria Lynne released her classic "I Wish You Love" album, which, on the strength of the title song, vaulted onto the jazz, pop and R&B charts. The g…
Amos Lee sings heartfelt lyrics in a graceful falsetto that’s tempered by a world-weary warble. He freely borrows from the best traditions of folk, soul and jazz. The re…
Lonely is a three-track EP from Minneapolis-based crooner Jerry Grillo.A throwback to the days of cabaret, Grillo has earned comparisons to Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin…
Instead of fitting neatly into one musical genre, the David Harenstam Band’s "What happened in Fremantle?" fits into none. It is an odd, but mostly effective, mix of folk, …
Carlos Johnson’s "In And Out" is a Japanese release that’s found its way home.That’s good because it would be a shame to miss the Chicago bluesman.Johnson, who cites his…
In a departure from her earlier recordings, vocalist Judi Silvano delivers her first CD made up entirely of standards. "Let Yourself Go" is described as a salute to her 80-…
Even when the material is show tunes, Anita O’Day manages to make the music swing.The proof can be heard on this recording of Rodgers and Hart songs she made with arrang…