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Rae Christie: Martini & Rocket

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Quick and to the Point: Cool-Jazzy-Loungy-Swinging vocals. .

One meets a sociable toned singer’s take on straight-up jazz in Martini & Rocket.

All the compositions, except for “Making Whoopee”, are Christie's. The opener, “C’Mon, C’Mon” – with its free spirited head, cool and hip muted trumpet– steers directly toward steady head swinging. Its muteness will return in the swinging cut “Told You Once,” to great effect and solo capabilities, while the rhythm section burns the track. Christie’s voice, tone, delivery and rhythmic notions are as midranged as they are mainstreamed. That’s to say that his midrange ...



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