Debbie Kirkland: In Session

Kirkland’s debut release features tunes by Todd Rundgren, John Pizzarelli, and Michel Camilo, as well as numbers by producer, arranger, and trumpeter Melvyn K. Prince II. “BaDemBe'” is a vocalese number with appealing percussion by Mamadi Nyasumal, who is also featured on the closer, “Pain Management,” composed by pianist William Knowles. Kirkland’s pop-oriented singing displays occasional jazz coloring.