Pretty enough to be Meadow Soprano’s older sister, Pamela Luss has a solid set of pipes and a robustness many less-solid singers would envy. It’s ironic that Luss has chosen to include “Fools Rush In” among the dozen standards that fill this, her debut CD. To refer to Luss as “foolish” would be both unkind and inaccurate, but these dozen tracks do seem to involve an awful lot of rushing about. It’s as if Luss is so busy thinking about the nuances of her performances that she’s left no time to feel, say, the pent-up heat of “Fever” or the free-flowing introspection of “Waters of March.”
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