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by C. Michael Bailey
A seizure of nostalgia has gripped the jazz vocals community and shows no evidence of abating. Retta Christie continues her excellent survey of obscure cowboy movie tunes with Dave Frishberg. Lawrence Lebo strips the American musical vernacular to the quick in her three volume series, and Jennifer Zarine successfully mashes up 75 years of Americana with prewar Berlin Cabaret.Fresh Made Cuppa Tea is very familiar, but completely lacking that sepia-toned attic smell; rather, these songs are crisp like ...read more