Spotlight on Jazz by Simone Kopmajer (8/10)

Any jazz stylist who can master Louis Armstrong after gracing us with an original ode to “I Dream of Jeannnie” with images of the beach, bottle, Cocoa Beach and Major Nelson is a true, wit-filled original whose deeper catalog is worth diving into. The Austrian vocalist engages in a multi-faceted, impeccably arranged journey through multiple moods and grooves (from big band and New Orleans to Latin and hipster contemporary jazz), immersing in an intimate ‘40s - ‘50s throwback style driven by a pulsating quartet featuring saxophonist Terry Myers and pianist Paul Urbanek.

Rating: 8/10

Lucky Mojo Records

Producer: Paul Urbanek & Simone Kopmajer