Storm Large has a wealth of potential and the chops to back it up! A star is born!
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
A new cool sophistication is coming to the tightly clustered female vocal jazz pack and her name is Storm Large. Along with a killer band known as Le Bonheur, Large move across genre to the point all lines are blurred. She doesn't sing the songs, she makes the music. From the Great American Songbook to heavy metal, there is very little this fresh face can not handle!
While not comparing Large to Lady Gaga, there is the similarity of being able to walk the harmonic high wire here which includes some amazing arrangements of tunes such as Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" and Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love." A stellar original "Stand Up For Me" has a smoldering gospel underbelly and again reinforces that genres are meaningless when you have the chops to deliver the goods.
There is not a particular genre she can be tagged with nor does this release ever become bogged down in a particular wheelhouse. October 7 is the release date for this amazing record, I would save the date!
Tracks: I've Got You Under My Skin; Sacred Love; A Woman's Heart; I Think It's Going To Rain; Forbidden Fruit; N.I.B; The Lady Is A Tramp; Unchained Melody; Ne Me Quitte Pas; It's Alright With Me; Saving All My Love For You; Satellite of Love; Stand Up For Me.