Lauren White – Out of The Past

June 21, 2016 / No Comments / Tags: Abe Lagrimas Jr, Andrew Carney, Andrew Synowiec, Lauren White, Lisa Liu String Quartet, Mark Winkler, Mitchel Forman, Trey Henry

(Cafe Pacific Records)

Vocalist Lauren White’s elegant delivery style makes this a very pleasing third recording for the singer.  Out of The Past – Jazz & Noir takes you out of moment and into the world that White, along with producer Mark Winkler create on this production. It’s an album that requires listening from start to finish. The song repertoire, wonderfully arranged by Kathyrn Bostic, include works by Lionel Newman and Dorcas Cochran, Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, Joe Pasquale and Winkler, and Duke Ellington and Peggy Lee, among others. Excellent musical talents on the project include pianist Mitchel Forman, bassist Trey Henry, drummer Abe Lagrimas Jr, guitarist Andrew Synowiec and trumpeter Andrew Carney. The Lisa Liu String Quartet really enhances the lushness of the songs on which they perform. Just a truly fantastic effort.

Click to listen to a clip of “You Kill Me”:

Tracks: When All The Lights In The Sign Worked, He’s Funny That Way, Again, I’d Rather Have The Blues, I’m Gonna Go Fishin’, Amado Mio, Laura/The Night We Called it a Day, You Kill Me, Haunted Heart.