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Rebecca Coupe Franks: Check the Box

A moderately engaging blend of instrumentals and vocals, Coupe Franks’ vocal debut works best when the leader goes Latinate and uptempo. “Exposure” and “Exposure Duo,” which bracket this well-meaning disk, demonstrate how Coupe Franks’ trumpet prowess exceeds her vocal ability. Still, Franks can be an expressive singer: the funky, hopeful title track spotlights her small, … Read More “Rebecca Coupe Franks: Check the Box”

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