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by Dave Nathan
Denise Jannah's first album for Blue Note turns out to be a delightful excursion in straight ahead singing fortified by very imaginative, but not off the charts, arrangements played by talented and appreciative backup musicians. Denise Jannah is not new to the singing world, having been in the game for about 10 years. She graduated from the prestigious Hilverstrom Conservatory in Europe and shortly after that made her first album for the Dutch Timeless label. For her Blue Note debut, ...read more
by Jim Santella
An eclectic singer with three previous jazz albums, Denise Jannah has performed with such widely disparate organizations as the Willem Breuker Collective, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, the Dutch Metropole Orchestra and starred in major productions of A Night At The Cotton Club and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Her attractive voice and crystal-clear delivery bring standards into instant focus while offering spirit and soul with distinction.
Supported by a veteran piano trio, Jannah toys with the beat. She never loses control, but ...read more