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Daria: Feel the Rhythm

Read "Feel the Rhythm" reviewed by William Grim

San Francisco is noted as a proving ground for hard-swinging female jazz vocalists such as Madeline Eastman and Kitty Margolis. To this august group the name of Daria must be added. Feel the Rhythm is an exquisitely crafted album that shows off the multiple talents of the singularly named Daria.

The record begins with a Latin funk version of “All or Nothing at All" that brings a new freshness and excitement to this standard. Indeed, I was reminded ...

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Daria: Just the Beginning

Read "Just the Beginning" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Just the Beginning is the first recording from the West Coast vocalist who goes by the single name of Daria.

An expressive singer with a clear, crisp voice and excellent range, Daria is at her best when she keeps things simple, as on a stripped down version of Ellington and Strayhorn's “Daydream," with the vocals backed only by Bill Douglass' bass and Sheldon Brown's bass clarinet. She shows an affinity for breezy, tropical sounds on a solid reading of Jobim's ...


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