Elling, Kurt

Blue Note, 2003CD
Instrument: Male Vocals

Issue: 9.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Kurt’s vocals are pure butter, whether he’s singing alone or with harmonized dubs, it comes together well. These dozen songs are popular jazz songs that Kurt has rearranged and in some cases added vocals to. The range goes from the contemporary cool “In The Winelight” to Coltrane’s “Resolution” to his own scatting on “The More I Have You”. The addition of Stephan Harris on vibes and Jim Gailloreto (sax) are noteworthy additions as their solos complement Kurt well.