Valerie Pettiford, 2005, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: When you listen to Valarie sing you will immediately notice a sense of confidence. She projects her rich alto voice without holding back, allowing al colorations to surface. This beauty probably evolves from her stage presence where she is better known. Pettiford has starred on Broadway (Fosse, West Side Story), on the silver screen (The Wiz, Glitter, The Cotton Club) and as a TV actress (Half & Half). But you should take note of her singing debut here as she sprinkles her talents across 14 songs arranged for he sweet spots.