Andrea Claburn Sings the Music of Betty Carter, October 17, 2014, California Jazz Conservatory with Matt Clark/PIano, Sam Bevan/Bass, and Alan Hall/Drums.
Claburn’s highly instrumental use of her voice is… riveting to hear… This is one of the most auspicious recording debuts for a jazz singer I’ve heard… Highly recommended.
This is a well thought out record, an impressive calling card for a vocalist who has taken the time to grow into herself… Nightshade has a seriousness that is at the same time engaging and entertaining. Much respect is due to Andrea Claburn, a naturally gifted singer who has taken the time and done the hard work necessary to become something more – a very interesting and capable composer and arranger.
A rising diva with something new to say. Snazzy stuff that’s sure to tickle your ears as well as your fancy. Well done.
A stunning recording project… The arrangements are exquisite and the musicianship is top notch
She shows rich vulnerability on the intimate ‘Turn Out The Stars’ and with strings she is invitingly dramatic on ‘Steal Away.’ Impressive mix of voice and pen
Andrea Claburn’s richly shaded and nuanced vocals aren’t the only reason this debut is such a grand delight to listen to… adding five poignant originals to the brew, two of which, the New Orleans drenched ‘My Favorite Flavor’ and the darkly traditional ‘The Fall of Man’ may very well become standards of their own someday
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photo by Thomas Claburn