Diane Hubka – West Coast Strings

January 24, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Anthony Wilson Larry Koonse, Barry Zweig, Bobby Pierce, David Eastlee, Diane Hubka, Enzo Tedesco, Jeff D'Angelo, John Leftwich, John Pisano, Kendall Kay, Mimi Fox, Peter Sprague, Ron Escheté, SSJ Records, thejazzpage.com, West Coast Strings

(SSJ Records)

On her latest effort West Coast Strings, vocalist Diane Hubka, a guitarist herself, decided to feature the handiwork of some of the West Coast’s most notable jazz guitarists. Hubka’s wonderfully, pleasing vocal tone carries the day on this effort, as the singer weaves her way through an array of great standards by the likes of Henry Mancini, Billy Strayhorn and George and Ira Gershwingiven, among others. Hubka’s effort is graced by the considerable talents of guitarists Ron Eschete, Anthony Wilson Larry Koonse, Peter Sprague, John Pisano, Mimi Fox, David Eastlee and Barry Zweig. In addition, organist Bobby Pierce adds some extra firepower to whole affair and the rhythm is held together by bassists Jeff D’Angelo and John Leftwich, along with drummers Kendall Kay and Enzo Tedesco on various tracks. Hubka, who also plays guitar on three tunes, is a thoroughly engaging voice who should not be missed.

Click to listen to a clip of “Someone Else Is Steppin’ In”:

Tracks: West Coast Blues, Moondance, Brigas Nunca Mais, Warming to Spring, It Ain’t Necessarily So, Amanhacer, Never Let Me Go, Moon Ray, They Say It’s Spring, Slow Hot Wind, A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing, Someone Else Is Steppin’ In.

Website: DianeHubka.com