Another singer new to me, Sarah Thorpe is resident in France and here is joined by musicians mainly, I think, visiting from America. Thorpe’s husky vocal sound is well suited to her approach, which is intense and thoughtful. The mood varies from song to song, sometimes introspective, other times brightly outgoing.
In choosing the songs for this album, Thorpe has demonstrated her respect and affection for modern jazz composers. There is Horace Silver’s Lonely Woma