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All in all, I'm glad I "discovered" Ms. Feather. Thanks, NPR (and Amazon for always making my shopping easier).
But the day of reckoning is here. There is only so long an artist can do that sort of thing. For one, getting the copyright permission from the estates of such jazz giants, so that such vocalese productions may be possible, is a pain in the rear. But more importantly, for two, an artist has to grow and not be pigeon-holed.
So, in that spirit this newest Lorraine Feather c.d. consists of music by people such as the accomplished pianist here, Shelly Berg, that is jazzy and sounds similar to the giants above-named (in fact, "A Household Name" and "Making It Up As We Go Along" sound like they could have been lifted from "Drag"), but consist of sharply-drawn observations of modern-day life.
We have here observations of: how a.m. radio has become the chronicler of modern urban daily angst ("Traffic and Weather"); a society rife with sports cliches ("Hit the Ground Runnin'"); the young star-wannabe who must resort to the scut work of waitressing while awaiting her dream of "superstardom" ("Waiting Tables"); annoying corporate programmed telephone messages ("We Appreciate Your Patience" - why do corporations or governments tell you to go their websites, when you're on the damned phone, anyway?!), modern societal angst in general ("Very Unbecoming" - reminiscent of Woody Allen's worry that "the universe is expanding"!Read more ›
My girlfriend teases me that i want to marry Lorraine Feather. That's not strictly true, but it is true that Lorraine Feather could pretty much do with me what she would.... That being said, this is pretty much the best album out of a solid run of good albums. Download it right now!
This body of music will please anybody who ever enjoyed (LOVED) the Full Swing discs. Check it.
Thank you Ms Plumetune and Sir Tony Clock-a-lot! Keep trying so hard.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love her work, her use of language, crisp approach. This was different than previous CDs that got me interested in her in the first place ... Read morePublished on June 20, 2014 by A. Kosatka
One of my favorite albums that Lorraine has recorded. She is a gifted lyricist, and pianist as well, although she is accompanied by other musicians on this CD. Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by R. Lahrman
Lorraine Feather - daughter of the late jazz journalist - has been making music for years, writing nifty lyrics to music composed by jazz legends like Duke Ellington and Johnny... Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by Steve Ramm
Another unique set of songs from Lorraine. Always very creative whether writing or reworking the standards. Read morePublished on August 18, 2008 by E. J. Leyer
Bravo Lorraine Feather and congratulations on another outstanding album. Not only does this album display your intelligence, wit and humor, but more importantly - it shows your... Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by V. Moy Ortiz