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by Dave Nathan
with an unusually pliant set of vocal chords, Laurie Krauz has a ball on her first album. Her vocal approach and power reflect her beginnings in the musical theater. To these basic tools, she has added the subtlety and improvision skills needed to do jazz. Her version of So Many Stars" backed by irregular rhythms coupled with song ending wordless vocalizing is an album highlight. Krauz was very lucky in her choice of fellow musicians. Daryl Kojak's trio is strong ...read more