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Music Album Review: Lauren White - "Out of the Past: Jazz & Noir" (9/10)

On her exquisite and imaginative third album, versatile jazz stylist Lauren White brings the past into a fresh, hip and delightful present, fashioning colorful new twists on inspiring and dynamic but often obscure tunes from classic film noirs, including “He’s Funny That Way” from The Postman Always Rings Twice and “I’d Rather Have The Blues” from Kiss Me Deadly. Finding emotional sweet spots amid the lush and vibrant production of Mark Winkler, the embracing arrangements of Kathryn Bostic and some top sidemen, White alternates beautifully between moments of deep, haunting intimacy and lively sass, wit and swing.

Score: 9 out of 10

Lauren White
Out of the Past: Jazz & Noir
Cafe Pacific Records
Producer: Mark Winkler