Friday, April 29, 2005

Cheryl Bentyne - 'Let Me Off Uptown'

Cheryl BentyneSome listeners will be completely satisfied with transparent pop vocalists like Mariah Carey. Others can only be satisfied with densely difficult jazz vocalists, like Lisa Sokolov or Betty Carter. But, as in politics, there also exists an enormous moderate middle ground, a population which craves musical excellence but may not crave the experimental edge. Cheryl Bentyne’s new recording is perfect for the latter group.....
[C. MIchael Bailey - allaboutjazz.com]

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