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Mellani Day: Mostly True

Mellani Day has all her bases well covered: “jazz-centric, original, ‘lounge-y’ music that combines jazz, blues, island and world elements,” she says, and she’s right. For example, “True Love (A Wedding Song)” boasts a bagpipe! As for anti-war messages, there’s “If They Only Knew,” in which Day firmly demonstrates her blues chops. “Progress” provides Day with just the right reggae lilt. There is even Huey Lewis’ “I Want a New Drug,” redone as a torch song; it’s the only non-Day song of the session.

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