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by Jerome Wilson
Lauren Lee is a talented pianist and composer, and a singer with a flexibility and sense of adventure in her voice which give her music a light, optimistic feel, although repeated listening reveals it has surprising depth and complexity. She brings elements of art song into the realm of pop-jazz as if she were Meredith Monk invading a Steely Dan recording session. The opener, Windowsill," establishes the concept, with Lee's wordless voice drifting airily through her band's shifting ...read more
by Bob Osborne
This week we feature loads of new releases, including music from Lauren Lee, Eric Wyatt, Manuel Dunkel and Mark Fox. Playlist Eric Wyatt Bud Powell" from The Golden Rule, For Sonny (Whaling City Sound ) 00:00 fo mo deep Move On Up" from Szygy (RH Media) 09:10 Lauren Lee Windowsill" from Windowsill (ears&eyes Records) 14:49 Manuel Dunkel The Endless Path" from Discoveries (Eclipse Music) 24:03 Mark Fox Iridescent Sounds" from Iridescent Sounds (Humble Genius Records) 32:13 Kris ...read more
by Suzanne Lorge
Lauren Lee is one of a new breed of singer-songwriter. She has all the bona fides of a traditional jazz singer and pianist, but she needs to do things her own way. As a singer and composer, she gives her imprimatur to cross-cultural experimentation and off-the-beaten-track forms of vocal expression, never straying far from the post-bop mother ship. All About Jazz: Since you released your first album of jazz originals, The Consciousness Test, in 2016, your profile as ...read more