Drapkin, Christiana and Charles Sibirsky
Iana, 2004, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: This trio consists of writer, teacher and pianist Charles Sibirsky, Murray Wall (b) and vocalist Christiana Drapkin. What differentiates this set is a number of new songs alongside of traditional standards like “Just Friends”. The creativity is not only welcomed but some of the new selections have the makings of new standards! We particularly liked the bossa nova feel of “Open Your Heart”, the humorous lyrics of “Cholesterol Blues” and Christiana’s bop scatting on “Formation”. Charley Krachy adds warm tenor sax on “Jazzman’s Serenade” to further round out a very good session.