Mad Kat, 2003, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: These are exciting ballads packing a musical punch led by bassist Rufus Reid, Akira Tana (d), Randy Porter (p), Mike Olmos (t) with Michael Spiro (percussion). But the headliner is vocalist Madeline Eastman, another star emanating from the Bay area. While she is rather obscure to many of us, she has 13 years in the business with several strong recordings. It culminates with The Speed of Life displaying Eastman, a polished jazz singer with a broad vocal range and lots of poise. You won’t be disappointed in these refreshed standards!