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It's Lush by Anna Lyman

Here’s a new voice to watch! From Vancouver, British Columbia an exciting jazz vocalist is making herself known. Anna Lyman is a genuine jazz singer. It would be difficult to imagine this vocalist in any other setting.

Anna Lyman delivers ten jazz standards plus her own If You’ll Turn Back. Anna’s composition compares favorably with the work of the accepted jazz songwriters. Her song has that rare ingredient swing! If You’ll Turn Back is the type of tune that would have been snapped up by June Christy, Jeri Southern or Chris Connor. It’s a gem.

The smoky voiced jazz singer is accompanied by some top Canadian rhythm men including bassist Rick Kilburn and drummer Keith Copeland. Walter Martella doubles on piano and trumpet. His trumpet work on Lazy Afternoon is impressive. Kilburn and Copeland shine throughout the album but especially on Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing featuring Lyman’s powerful scat vocal.

Anna Lyman has an unusual and compelling voice. She’s gained another fan!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Anna Lyman
  • CD Title: It's Lush
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: Independent
  • Tracks: Angel Eyes; If You’ll Turn Back; The Very Thought Of You; You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To; Lazy Afternoon; It Don’t Mean a Thing; Misty; Cool Jazz; Lullaby Of The Leaves; Blue Skies; Lush Life.
  • Musicians: Anna Lyman (vocals); Walter Martella (piano, trumpet); Rick Kilburn (bass); Keith Copeland (drums).
  • Rating: Four Stars
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