There is a rising jazz star from Kansas City, Miss DJ Sweeney. Her debut self-titled CD is a beautiful blend of the classic standards being presented in a new, fresh vocal interpretation. Tracks like "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "My Love Is' harken back to the days of Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker who both influenced her love of jazz.
DJ and company belt out a swinging version of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" that me tapping along. The Milt Jackson/Louis Jordan standard "Knock Me A Kiss" gets a great up tempo treatment by DJ and arranger Danny Embrey.
DJ Sweeney does have the "strong musical sensibility...without the showy histrionics" that Producer, Arranger, and Guitarist Danny Embrey said made it a "fun session for all."
Recorded at Soundtrack Studios in Kansas City, Missouri in March, 2006 with some of the best musicians Kansas City has to offer, You will be very pleased listening to this CD. I would want any jazz vocals lover to please check out "DJ Sweeney". It will be worth your while.