, and the Jane, well that is obvious. The Lorraine part is from the Cliff Burwell (music) and Mitchell Parish (lyrics) 1928 standard, "Sweet Lorraine." That is quite a pedigree by any estimation. Bigger than this is the fact that Feather is a noted singer and lyricist who has released eight solo jazz recordings featuring only her music. That is, eight recordings since 2000. Feather is one busy woman.
Most recently, Feather has released Tales of the Unusual (Jazzed Media, 2012) and her collaboration with pianist Stephanie Trick as Nouveau Stride on Fourteen By Nouveau Stride (Relarion, 2013), both to positive attention. Feather now moves into closer and more intimate confines on Attachments.
With the opening of "A Little Like This," it is apparent that this will be a different kind of Lorraine Feather recording. Introduced with Charles Bishrat's earthy and genuine violin, "A Little Like This" proceeds as an edgy:
"Like the softest note ever played I try to grab it in the air but all in vain Gone, like an earring down the drain, gone. Sometimes there's a kiss with no longing. Sometimes there's a longing but no kiss. nce in a blue moon, It can be a little like this..."
Clever lyrics of the past give way to densely personal ones in the present. Feather works again with her regular collaborators, Russell Ferrante