Klaro!, 2002, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Don’t be fooled by the cover of the CD with an attractive woman holding her sax, a recent formula for contemporary jazz based more on sex appeal than content. We popped in the CD were in for a surprise. First off this is straight-ahead jazz and Karolina can play very well. She is inspired by the Big Apple and selects some of it’s best musicians to help her expressions. Special guests Wycliffe Gordon (tb) and Ray Vega (t) help spice up the hot finalé, “Bus Boogaloo”. Strassmayer wrote and arranged all of the music, a nice variety. We’re hoping she’ll be around for a long time!