CD Review: Izzy Chait - Winds of Change

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Izzy Chait
Winds of Change 

Hitchcock Media

Producer: Don Peake

Score: 8 out of 10

 

Izzy Chait entered the music scene in his 50s after a successful career in the antique business. Making up for lost time these past 10 years, the 65-year-old blues, jazz and pop singer brings a weathered wisdom and a lifetime of earnest emotions to his latest set of colorful standards, performed with members of Ray Charles’ last touring band and other guests. He acknowledges the Charles influence with a soulful reading of “America The Beautiful” and draws inspiration on interpretations of songs from across the last century, including a depression era classic, a Bob Dylan medley (which has too much of a Joe Cocker like strain) and well rendered tunes from Leon Russell, Elton John and Hank Williams.

– Jonathan Widran

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