Vocalists

James Pankow once refused Frank Sinatra’s request to cover Chicago: ‘I still wonder if I did the right thing’

James Pankow once refused Frank Sinatra’s request to cover Chicago: ‘I still wonder if I did the right thing’

Frank Sinatra was interested in remaking one of Chicago’s signature early-1970s hits, but there was one problem.

Annie Lennox, “Summertime” from Nostalgia (2014): One Track Mind

Annie Lennox, “Summertime” from Nostalgia (2014): One Track Mind

This is the kind of richly textured, reminiscent version of “Summertime” required as the first cool fingers of fall close around you.

Diana Krall, “California Dreamin'” from Wallflower (2014): One Track Mind

Diana Krall, “California Dreamin'” from Wallflower (2014): One Track Mind

Diana Krall’s new take on “California Dreamin'” gives the Mamas and the Papas hit a much-needed makeover.

Something Else! sneak peek: Carmen Lundy, “Grace” from Soul to Soul (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Carmen Lundy, “Grace” from Soul to Soul (2014)

She explores this turbulently resonant tale with a South African guest vocalist.

One Track Mind: Andy Bey, “Lover Come Back to Me” (2014)

One Track Mind: Andy Bey, “Lover Come Back to Me” (2014)

Take everything else away, and Andy Bey’s vocal gift is revealed anew.

Eliana Cuevas – Espejo (2014)

Eliana Cuevas – Espejo (2014)

Her range is inspiring, her tone is deep, her fire is irrefutable.

Kosi – Pictures of Us (2014)

This is an album of beauty – authentic, and from the heart.

Kenny Lavender – Conscious Journey, Part 1 & 2 (2014)

Kenny Lavender – Conscious Journey, Part 1 & 2 (2014)

Daring but not self indulgent, this double album would be a risk in lesser hands.

One Track Mind: Nancy Wilson with DIVA, “All My Tomorrows” from A Swingin’ Life (2014)

One Track Mind: Nancy Wilson with DIVA, “All My Tomorrows” from A Swingin’ Life (2014)

She remains a wonder of range and sassy interpretation.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Kitty La Roar and Nick Shankland, July 7, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Kitty La Roar and Nick Shankland, July 7, 2014

Playing regularly at Scarfe’s Bar in London, they take ownership of the music.