Album Review: Gracenotes by Diana Green (10/10)

It might sound odd to call an artist 80 years young a "diamond in the rough." But that is indeed the case with pianist-vocalist Diana Green. Recorded live in 2019, this is her debut release. And it's immediately clear the stage is Green's natural habitat. She's the real deal, that mix of elegant chanteuse and jazzy sollon singer that once captured the ears of George Shearing and Joe Pass. She runs down a captivating program that includes a series of evocate originals like "Pete" and "Heaven on Earth." and she embellishes standards such as "Route 66," "Honeysuckle Rose" and "As Time Goes By," with charm and welcoming spirit.

Distributed by: The Songwriters Network

Produced by: Kenji Nakai & Jimi Yamagishi