Lisa Engelken – Little Warrior

December 31, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Bill Cantos, Carey Winn, Christie Winn, Erik Jacobsen, Jennifer Lee, Joel Behrman, Lisa Engelken, Little Warrior, Matt Heullit, Matthew Swindells, Mike Olmos, Sam Bevan

(Little Angel Records)

Lisa Engelken is a truly refreshing and thoroughly entertaining singer, whose latest recording Little Warrior puts those qualities on full display. Engleken’s evocative delivery and choice of material takes several roads not traveled by many contemporary vocalists, and best of all, it works. In addition to several self-penned compositions, the menu of music here consists of contributions by Abbey Lincoln, Chick Corea, Ric Ocasek, Joanie Mitchell, Tom Waits and Wayne Shorter, among others. The musicianship elevates the project, with the talents of Bill Cantos on piano and organ, Sam Bevan on bass, Matthew Swindells on drums, Matt Heullit on guitar, Joel Behrman, Erik Jacobsen, and Mike Olmos on various horns, among others. Christie Winn, Jennifer Lee and Carey Winn provide backing vocals to the effort. This is a fantastic production.

Click to listen to a clip of “Undertow”:

Tracks: Foggy Bottom, Viva La Felicità, You Wear Those Eyes, Throw It Away, Housemate From Hell, Little Warrior, Undertow, Sea Journey, Cold Ble Steel & Sweet Fire, Blue Valentiens, All I Do is Dream of You.