Mary Foster Conklin photographs album review

Album Review: Mary Foster Conklin - "Photographs" (8/10)

Veteran jazz and cabaret song stylist Mary 
Foster Conklin further establishes her rep as a “song hound” extraordinaire. She fuses the most transcendent
 qualities of both realms on a lush, sultry and
 charmingly swinging set. Flowing gracefully and wittily with a
crew of East Coast jazz greats (led by pianist
John diMartino), the singer tells her own story
 (“ballads for grownups, about reality, about now”) via colorful revamps of obscure plums from legends (Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Johnny Mandel) while continuing her fascination with the elegant expressions of famed lyricist Beat Poet Fran Landesman. Conklin’s eclectic and soulful musical photographs showcase her extraordinary depth.

Score: 8 out of 10

Mary Foster Conklin
MockTurtle Music
Producer: Mary Foster Conklin and John diMartino