When Lainie Cooke sings, the heart sinks in poetry made music; air seems to stop to avoid interrupting the flowing of such a magical, beautiful voice. She fills the barely-noticeable silence between notes with a voice that caresses the heart. Her life has been a jazz-bound adventure inspired by an early need to entertain others, landing her in New York City at a very young age.
It's Always You (Harlemwood Records, 2008) is only her second studio album in a career spanning more than 40 years--perhaps that's why every song is so cherished, since Cooke does not visit ...read more
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