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Kristin Korb: Why Can’t You Behave

On her fourth CD, Korb dresses Cole Porter’s title tune in the blues and colors the word “baby” with insinuation worthy of Lil Green or Peggy Lee. She makes “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” a minor-key lament, “Estate” a langourous journey through summer and “Ev’rything I’ve Got” a good-natured taunt with hip rhythmic twists. Scatting with absolute allegiance to the changes, she trades fours with drummer Steve Barnes on “I’m Gonna Lock My Heart and Throw Away the Key” and executes precise vocalise in unison with trombonist Andy Martin on pianist Llew Matthews’ “Cubano.”

Korb makes those vocal accomplishments and more while simultaneously serving as the bassist in her rhythm section; no overdubbing, no digital tricks.

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