Amy London – Let’s Fly

March 1, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: amy london, annie ross, let's fly, motema, roni ben-hur, santi debriano, steve kroon, steve williams, thejazzpage


Let’s Fly is singer Amy London’s fantastic followup to her 2007 debut recording for Motema Records. London, a 30-year veteran of the jazz vocal scene dedicates this recording to her mentor and primary vocal influence Annie Ross (of the famed Lambert, Hendricks and Ross), who wrote the album’s classic track. It’s clear from the first note that you’re listening to a vocalist who knows her craft incredibly well. London takes on a wide array of styles and tunes from a range of songbooks, including songs by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, Charles Mingus, Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin and Joni Mitchell, among others. Providing solid musical backing are guitarist Roni Ben-Hur, bassist Santi Debriano, drummer Steve Williams, and percussionist Steve Kroon, among others. The result is simply outstanding.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Let’s Fly”.

Tracks: Out of this World, Let’s Fly, This Happy Madness, Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love, How Deep is the Ocean, I Love Being Here with You, All I Want, My Darling Monique, I Never Meant to Hurt You, You Taught My Heat Sing, You and the Night and the Music/Habenera, Here’s to Life, Without a Song.