Kurt Elling: Stories from New York
"Among the women, Becca Stevens is writing some very beautiful things and has a richly textured approach to music. It lights up like a firefly when she sings. She's so wonderful to hear and so wonderful to be in the presence when it's happening live. Gretchen Parlato, another virtuoso-level performer. I'm, interested to hear how her thing continues to develop. She's so smart. There's a gal up in Canada named Laurie Cullen. She's not known in the states at all. I don't know how much touring she does. But my goodness she's got a great sound and a very smart concept ... It's definitely happening. Jo Lawry and Kate McGarry. They're a couple of great singers going down their own paths. There's quite a few really good people out there at this point. And that doesn't even include the fact that Mark Murphy is still making incredible last-minute additions to his oeuvre. And Jon Hendricks is ready to blow any night of the week in any room in the world."
So is Kurt Elling.
Kurt Elling, 1619 Broadway (Concord, 2012)
Kurt Elling, The Gate (Concord, 2011)
The Claudia Quintet + 1, What Is the Beautiful? (Cuneiform, 2011)
Kurt Elling, Dedicated to You (Concord, 2009)
Laurence Hobgood/Charlie Haden/Kurt Elling, When the Heart Dances (Naim, 2009)
Kurt Elling, Nightmoves (Concord, 2007)
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