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Lorraine Feather: Math Camp (Relarion)

Released just after her 70th birthday, Math Camp continues the reign of vocalist and lyricist Lorraine Feather as one of the sharpest wordsmiths in jazz. Feather’s latest is another wellspring of cleverness that bounces between sweet, sardonic, poignant, and mirthful. Her talk-sing style remains bracing and her bandmates are as diverse as her playlist, with … Read More “Lorraine Feather: Math Camp (Relarion)”

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Lorraine Feather: Flirting With Disaster

Across 10 previous albums, you could count on Lorraine Feather to be funny, sardonic, wisely observant of the minutiae of everyday life and, occasionally, wistful and romantic. Now, for the first time in her colorful recording career, Feather is focusing exclusively on love songs-all originals (of course), her lyrics paired with music by pianists Shelly … Read More “Lorraine Feather: Flirting With Disaster”

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Lorraine Feather: Tales of the Unusual

The high priestess of sardonic lyricism is getting her Charles Addams on. For Lorraine Feather’s eighth collection of outré reinventions, which match her original lyrics to music by composers including Nino Rota and Duke Ellington, she delves deeper than ever into the dark corners and caverns of a bizarro world that remains uniquely her own. … Read More “Lorraine Feather: Tales of the Unusual”

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Lorraine Feather: Ages

In “Scrabble,” the penultimate track on Lorraine Feather’s latest, she dreams of whipping her opponent’s “Mensa fanny.” The sentiment is surely flippant, for no one as wickedly skilled as Feather at crafting cunning lyrics could possibility be poor at word games. As on her previous release, 2008’s terrific Language, Feather fills the album with guest … Read More “Lorraine Feather: Ages”

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