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Danielle Reich: While We Were Dancing

Read "While We Were Dancing" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Austin Texas satellite of the Houston Jazz Mafia, vocalist Danielle Reich, follows her debut recording This Year's Kisses (Self Produced, 2011) with a stripped-down recital right out of the heart of the Great American Songbook. Reich pares down her piano-led standard hard bop quintet to a guitar-driven (capably played by Mitch Watkins) trio. “Less is More" cannot be more true than it is here. The present While We were Dancing displays a curiously fresh evolution listening ...

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Danielle Reich: This Year’s Kisses

Read "This Year’s Kisses" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

There is something strange going on in Houston, Texas. It must be the heat and humidity, stimulating the fecund creative jazz spirits that give rise to the likes of Larry Slezak (No Worries (Self Produced, 2009)), Jacqui Sutton (Billie & Dolly (Self Produced, 2010)), Henry Darragh Tell Her More Me (A-Train Creative, 2010)), and, now vocalist Danielle Reich with This Year's Kisses. There is an intersection where all this Texas talent meets, in yet another Texan, transplanted ...