A staple of the U.K. jazz scene since the mid-2000s, when she earned a BBC Jazz Award nomination, Polly Gibbons in look and powerhouse range is seriously the jazz equivalent to Adele, only more versatile and swinging. She fully embraces the expansive array of American jazz, soul, blues and gospel influences that have infused her career. Her freewheeling, curiosity- rich mix of covers (Aretha Franklin, Thomas Dolby, Johnny Mathis, even “Willy Wonka”) and stirring originals uncovers exciting historical links between all the genres. No less than Van Morrison and Joss Stone are hardcore fans and it’s easy to hear why.
Released by: Resonance Records
Producer: George Klabin and Mary Ann Topper