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Janice Borla Group: Promises to Burn

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The artist title is a hint: “The Janice Borla Group." Borla is a vocalist with a reputation for taking chances as evidenced on her three previous recordings, all released on Tall Grass records, From Every Angle (2006), Agents of Change (2003) and Lunar Octave (1996). What she effectively does on the current Promises to Burn is elevate jazz vocals from the realm of vocalist with rhythm section and tone color support to a fully integrated instrumental ensemble not unlike vocalist Tierney Sutton's approach with her Tierney Sutton Band. What this takes from Borla's part are chops and chops she has ...



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