Half Notes: Carolyn Leonhart and Wayne Escoffery – Tides of Yesterday (2010)

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by Mark Saleski

Normally, I’m not a particularly skeptical person. But when I see things in album credits like “hair,” “makeup,” and “dresses,” it’s tough to not tighten up a little. The good news is that Leonhart and Escoffery can bring it. She has a voice that manages to seem almost crystalline while retaining all sorts of texture. A perfect example of this is “Big Noise, New York,” a bluesy Donald Fagen composition that allows Escoffery to step out early on with a nice solo before Leonhart comes in. The combination of voice and tenor saxophone is very subtle and sensual, something to be expected for a person who worked as a backup singer for Steely Dan for a decade.

Half Notes is a quick-take music feature on Something Else! Reviews, presented whenever the mood strikes us.

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