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Jacqui Sutton and the Frontier Jazz Orchestra
Notes from the Frontier
Self-released

Jacqui Sutton and her band pay homage to the great American songbook in unique style on this record. Sutton has a warm, relaxed tone in her voice and her band follows her lead expertly.

The much-covered "Summertime" gets a new life in a folksy rendition with a real jazz spirit to it. She calls her style 'frontier jazz' and that's as good a label as any. "Freed" is a Tracy Bonham song rendered with great sensitivity and originality that's a hallmark of this artist and her band. "Nature Boy" gets done as a tango, and Sutton sings it in Spanish and English to great effect. "Blue Mountain" is a lovely bluegrass song done just right, with Sutton and her band at their most expressive. It's a beautiful song on a stunning album.

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