Declare Music, 2020CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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Score: 89
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O’s Notes: A Love Letter to Lena is a fine recording focused on the life of Lena Horne, the first African American actress cast in positive roles in Hollywood. She faced animosity from both whites and blacks as she blazed the trail but ultimately endured. Clairdee does a wonderful job singing on songs like “Maybe” and “Something To Live For” with fine accompaniment from violinist Regina Carter. Margo Hall is the narrator, speaking from Lena’s voice on the interludes. We particularly appreciated “The Movement” followed by “Stand Up” which is relevant today reminding you to get out and vote in November!


Publicist: Mouthpiece Music