Let It Be Jazz" (Summit Records)
For almost 40 years, the Fab's back
catalogue has been plundered to varying degrees of success. Minnesota-based
Connie Evingson's latest
album features her singing her way through the Lennon & McCartney
But instead of choosing the obvious, well-known songs from the
catalogue, obscure nominees such as Blackbird, The Night
Before, I'm Looking Through You, I Will, Wait
and Fixing A Hole have been elected. Interestingly, the original
Beatles arrangements have been respectfully put to one side and replaced
by a fascinating new, laid back, jazz disposition accompanied by
Connie's delightful, silky-smooteh vocals.
More familiar cover tracks such as Can't Buy Me Love, Got To
Get You Into My Life and When I'm 64 also appear which gives
a unique slant on how to re-work The Beatles' timeless music.
by Keith Badman, Record Collector