Here’s a new voice to watch! From Vancouver, British Columbia an exciting jazz vocalist is making herself known. Anna Lyman
is a genuine jazz singer. It would be difficult to imagine this vocalist in any other setting.
Anna Lyman delivers ten jazz standards plus her own If You’ll Turn Back
. Anna’s composition compares favorably with the work of the accepted jazz songwriters. Her song has that rare ingredient swing
! If You’ll Turn Back
is the type of tune that would have been snapped up by June Christy, Jeri Southern or Chris Connor. It’s a gem.
The smoky voiced jazz singer is accompanied by some top Canadian rhythm men including bassist Rick Kilburn and drummer Keith Copeland. Walter Martella doubles on piano and trumpet. His trumpet work on Lazy Afternoon
is impressive. Kilburn and Copeland shine throughout the album but especially on Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing
featuring Lyman’s powerful scat vocal. Anna Lyman
has an unusual and compelling voice. She’s gained another fan!