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Christine Rosholt: Detour Ahead

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Twin Cities-based vocalist Christine Rosholt comes from a theater background, but her debut CD, Detour Ahead, shows that she can take a side road and turn it into a very appealing main thoroughfare. The set's atmosphere is elegant and a bit sassy, with Rosholt--in front of a crack band that really knows how to swing--displaying sharp articulation and a clear, clean tone from the Ella Fitzgerald school of jazz vocals.The set opens with style on the familiar standard “East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)," where Rosholt eases her cool vocal into a piano trio arrangement ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Christine Rosholt: Detour Ahead

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There is a lot to like about vocalist Christine Rosholt, who's based in Minnesota's Twin Cities region. On her debut album, she displays a good jazz sensibility on thirteen time-tested tunes.The album begins promisingly with an easygoing “East of the Sun" and continues with the rarely heard Johnny Mercer lyrics to Woody Herman/Ralph Burns' “Early Autumn." One of the highlights of this session is a presentation of the first-wave bossa Jobim classic “Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)," where guitarist Robert Everest joins her instrumentally and vocally with a poignant Portuguese duet.More good news follows with ...



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