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Amy London: Let’s Fly

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Three years ago on her debut album, Amy London revealed a stylistic kinship with Annie Ross on a boplicious “Swingin’ the Blues.” This time around, London’s adulation goes deeper. The entire disc is dedicated to Ross, and London’s deft navigation of the title tune, written by Annie when she was just 14 and recorded only once previously (by Johnny Mercer, no less), ably proves her a worthy bearer of Ross’ vocalese torch.

But Ross is hardly London’s only musical hero, a point made beautifully clear with her discerningly spiced interpretation of Joni Mitchell’s “All I Want” and multi-hued, mood-shifting reading of Laura Nyro’s “I Never Meant to Hurt You.” London, who wrote all the arrangements, also shapes a sexy, slithery “I Love Being Here With You,” a giddily capricious “This Happy Madness” and a free-floating “Here’s to Life” that is, intriguingly, more sanguine than reflective.

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