InTune: CD Reviews
"Gypsy In My Soul"
Acclaimed Jazz vocalist Connie Evingson has always stretched herself artistically. Whether it be recordings dedicated to Peggy Lee (Fever) or showcasing the songwriting of The Beatles (Let it Be Jazz), she always finds a way to make the songs uniquely her own. With her newest release, Gypsy in My Soul, she has done it again. The style this time is Hot Club (acoustic-style swing jazz of the '30s, '40s and '50s) and the honored one is Django Reinhardt, if not totally in song (though two of his songs are represented here) then in musical influence and vibe. The sounds, the instrumentation and the essence of these well-chosen songs deliver you to Paris in the '30s and '40s. In addition to Reinhardt, other great songwriters are covered here -- George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and even Sting. Arguably Evingson's best work to date, Gypsy in My Soul resonates with a pulse of authenticity and reverberates with a glorious passion for this special, and too little heard music.
by Anthony J. W. Benson, Edge Life
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