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Laurie Dapice: Parting the Veil

Read "Parting the Veil" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Phrasing is important. The top jazz vocalists are experts at laying down the elastic--or the sharp and concise--turn of phrase. New York-based vocalist Laurie Dapice excels in this regard. Like a deft baker working and molding the dough, she stretches and kneads a syllable here, and slices another off with a sharp cut of a dough knife there. Throw in the clear, clean tone reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, some superb and unusual arrangements and you've got Dapice's Parting The Veil. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Laurie Dapice: Parting the Veil

Read "Parting the Veil" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Laurie Dapice's debut recording was an intensely personal affair. That is revealed both in her extensive liner notes and the music she presents here. First efforts require much of an artist and many debut recordings reflect the downside of the demands. Not so with Parting the Veil. Dapice presents herself a fully realized vocalist, arranger, and musical shaman. Whatever suffering influenced this recording, and, inevitably, there is often suffering as a catalyst, Dapice channeled it efficiently into a direction ...


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