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Kim Nazarian: Some Morning

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Among New York Voices’ extant lineup, united for 23 of the group’s 27 years, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan and Darmon Meader have released a combined total of eight solo albums. The lone holdout, soprano Kim Nazarian, at last joins her cohorts, more than making up for lost time with this superlative collection of covers and originals, liberally sprinkled with A-list guests.

Working with charts ranging from duet to big band, Nazarian eases in with a lightly swung blend of “Robbin’s Nest” and J.J. Johnson’s “Boneology”; a misty “Tell Him I Said Hello,” enriched by clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera’s serpentine solo; and a winsome sashay through “Gotta Be This or That,” with vocal partner John Pizzarelli doubling on guitar.

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