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Pippa Hayes: It Had to Be You

Read "It Had to Be You" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Australian vocalist Pippa Hayes is foremost an educator, but that old saw about “those who can...do and those who can't...teach" does not apply. Hayes is perfectly comfortable performing, with an infectious method and effortless grace. She has a coy and coquettish voice, lazy and sensual as Quaaludes and honey (in places, almost too much so). However, Hayes harbors no fear stylistically, putting it all out there with a relaxed confidence. She shows perfection on Hoagy Carmichael's “The Nearness of You," ...


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