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D. Oscar Groomes of O’s Place Jazz Magazine Reviews “Notes from the Frontier”

D. Oscar Groomes | O’s Place Jazz Magazine: “How many possible arrangements of “Summertime” can there possibly be? Sutton answers with her sultry heartfelt version to open the set with support from Paul Chester (banjo), Anthony Sapp (b) and Max Dyer (cello).”

How many possible arrangements of “Summertime” can there possibly be? Sutton answers with her sultry heartfelt version to open the set with support from Paul Chester (banjo), Anthony Sapp (b) and Max Dyer (cello). That sets the tone for a session of richly arranged classics all with a down home southern country twist. Ilya Janos (perc) and Sapp step up on “Freed” before a stirring arrangement of “Nature! Boy” sung in Spanish and English with a tango twist. Jacqui has a wide range and soars on “Hummingbird” while blending into her band. It is not over the top, just warm, soulful and easily embraced.

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