It’s not easy to pigeonhole Anjani Thomas. Her major label debut (she made a few recordings in her native Hawaii) is closer to folk than jazz. That could be attributed to the fact that her new release represents a collaboration with her mentor, Leonard Cohen: 10 of his cerebral poems to which Anjani (she seldom uses Thomas) puts her transparent melodies. She is a very soothing, versatile singer, doubling on keyboards and guitar.
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