Big Beat Jazz
Rumberg Dougski Music, 2019, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O’s Notes: Allison McKenzie is out front with rich, soulful vocals, and embellished, harmonized, background vocals. Conductor Caleb Rumley (tb), Charlie Dougherty (b) and Phil Engsberg (a-sax, s-sax) are the leaders of a large ensemble with a full horn section and a solid R&B infused rhythm section.“There are fresh, cool, covers of ‘Knocks Me Off My Feet‘, ‘I Want You Back‘ and ‘All The Love‘, a McKenzie composition. We also enjoyed ‘I Wanna Talk With You‘. Allison reminds us of early Chaka Khan recordings. This set truly“Sounds Good, Fells Good!
Publicist: Mouthpiece Music