by Victor L. Schermer
Jazz vocalist Miss Justine (Justine Keeys) is a Philadelphia phenomenon. I first heard her sing several years ago, and was blown away by her unique mastery of the jazz idiom, so completely faithful to the music that it seems to run through her rather than be performed in any artificial sense of that term. Thus, Justine is a natural in several respects. For one thing, she has the gift --the intuitive sense of phrasing, timing, and dynamics that is never ...read more
by Michael P. Gladstone
Justine Keeys is a Philadelphia-based jazz singer whose second recording, a septet outing, features highly regarded Philly saxman Larry McKenna. The album is so titled due to the singer's wish to mix the instrumentation throughout, presenting voice with piano and bass, or adding drums, or adding sax and/or trumpet.
She presents thirteen well-chosen songs (albeit not in the order listed on the jacket) that consist of some well-selected standards as well as some obscure and interesting alternatives. The ...read more