Aside from the great mixing & mastering job, (Which I'll assume Lorraine held court over), I give this CD project a resounding.........WOW!! Lorraine's vocal delivery & vibrato are something other pop/jazz singers should reckon with.
She uses both her vibrato and the words of her renditions asa means to an end.........Namely, to give life, meaning, and interpretation to her music. To be succinct, in my eyes, shesucceeds. Lorraine excels in her up-tempo rhythms, singingmultiple notes & complex phrases, as well as sustained notes.She's a singer's singer. As far as her big band is concerned,the band is crisp, tight, dynamic & consummate in its prowess. As my readers know, I too have a fine big band, so I'd be remiss if I didn't pay a slight editorial comment to the band's artistic ability.You'll love this disc, the 'gem' of the project being her vocalrendition of Ellington's 'September Rain.'