Chris Connor: Come Back to Sorrento

"I've always wanted to sing with a trio," Chris Connor confided. "I had to fight loud brass for too many years." Surely she didn't mean her 1952-53 stint with Stan Kenton's 20-piece band? Nothing loud about that outfit. I SAID, NOTHING LOUD ABOUT THAT OUTFIT! In any case, Chris's wish came true on her debut album. Reluctant to be pigeonholed in a commercially limited category, Chris declared, "I don't really think of myself as a jazz singer." She then transforms "Come Back To Sorrento" from canzone Napoletana into bopera Americano. If this ain't jazz singing, cancel our flight to Sorrento.

October 30, 2007 · 0 comments


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