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Take Five With Christiana Drapkin

Read "Take Five With Christiana Drapkin" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Christiana Drapkin: Christiana came to the US as a Fulbright exchange student in theater. At Tulane in New Orleans she immediately found her strength in her singing. After moving to New York, she's never looked back and found her true artistic home here. She's immersed herself in the standard repertoire of the American Songbook, as well as bebop lines. Her early classical European training keeps peeking through in improvisations that don't only lean on Lester Young and Charlie Parker, ...

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Christiana Drapkin & Charles Sibirsky: Songs About You

Read "Songs About You" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Subtitled Jazz Standards & New Tunes, this second album by singer Christiana Drapkin offers six selections from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards, along with six new originals. The group is headed by pianist Charles Sibirsky, who is Drapkin's teacher/composer/accompanist. He is an adept pianist and has written some good material here. The album opens in a promising manner with a laid back, mid-tempo “Time On My Hands" with the singer's relaxed and assured delivery. A Sibirsky original, “Open ...


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