About the album
The charismatic jazz vocalist Ann Malcolm is the embodiment of the traditional female jazz singer and the power that lies behind sophisticated, restrained notes. The beautiful, accentuated sound she produces allows her to sing in a cool melodic style that swings, picking up every detail of mainstream music, ballads and modern jazz with her clear jazzy into- nation and acute sensitivity. Ann Malcolm was born in Iowa, USA and finished her BA and Masters Degrees in Music in Iowa and Boston respectively. She lives in Basel, Switzerland since many years and performs throughout Europe. On this new recording "The Crystal Paperweight" arranged by Tom Harrell, Ann is accompanied by an ensemble of perfectly matched jazz talents with a wealth of experience. Between them, and the fantastic arrangements and soloing of Tom Harrell, they succeed in creating an intimate atmosphere that gets right under the skin.
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