"Let It Be Jazz: Connie Evingson Sings The Beatles"
A fully expressive vocalist, Connie Evingson is very
interpretive in her renditions of The Beatles songs on
this album. Approaching them as an interpretive jazz
singer, you are going to like this album, even if you
are a jazz fan that (gasp!) does not like The Beatles.
Fans of The Beatles lacking in appreciation of jazz, may
very well find a new appreciation for the genre on
listening to this disc. Certainly, Evingson is not a
jazz ambassador seeking to bridge worlds, and this is
nothing like the lackluster jazz albums of pop covers
prevalent from the mid-'60s to the mid-'70s. Evingson
makes these great jazz songs as she stretches out in
phrasing and lyrics on these tracks. Mary Louise Knutson
on piano and Fender Rhodes gives a hip, vintage feel to
the keyboard side of things on this exquisite disc.
by Thomas Schulte