April 2001

Jill Seifers
Birdland Sessions
E1 Music

With a timbre reminiscent of Rickie Lee Jones, sans the quirks and humor, Jill Seifers is a pleasant enough chanteuse. Backed solely by pianist Michael Kanan, however, a sort of vocal malaise sets in after a few doses from her nine-track set of tried and true standards. It's not as though Seifers can't sing; there's simply too much of a formulaic approach to songs that I've heard and experienced ad infinitum to coerce return listens, her color pallet has its limitations and the molasses tempi elicit little spark.

Originally published in April 2001
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