Marty Elkins - Fuse Blues (2000)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58 min | 133 MB
Label: Nagel Heyer Records | Rel: 2000
Whitebread in a Good Way. Marty Elkins swings her ass off. In a gentle sort of way, I might add. She has got a Betty Carter delivery that is just inside of the ballpark of the boldness of Carter. Elkins is very exact, taking some chances vocally, but only those she is confident of claiming. This is no mean criticism, Marty Elkins is Anita O'Day without the hyperkinetic scat. There is nothing to not enjoy (double negatives and all). Gosh, I can really find little wrong with this disc. Elkins has done her homework and she is accomplished in all corners of her craft. "Day In, Day Out" is a straight-ahead romp, "Stars Fell on Alabama" is almost colloquial and "In The Wee Small Hours" sounds as if it could have been included in the score of The Wizard of Oz with "Over The Rainbow".