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Sherri Roberts: The Sky Could Send You

How appropriate that San Francisco-based Sherri Roberts opens her latest disc (the first for her own Pacific Jazz offshoot, Blue House) with Bobby Troup’s “You’re Looking at Me.” For, stylistically, Roberts bears a significant resemblance to the recently deceased Mrs. Troup, gin ‘n’ satin seductress Julie London. But where London’s voice was pale and distant as a winter moon, Roberts’ is all dappled sunshine, particularly when she eases into the butter-soft Latin groove that defines more than half the album’s tracks.

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