Latin Jazz & More

Lauren Henderson: The Songbook Session


Lauren Henderson is a unique interpreter of standards and being bilingual [tri-lingual on this occasion], she has the ability to reach across the cultural topography of music bringing us to exquisite worlds of ballads and boleros, turning as if on a dime to access these worlds, the people and their stories.

Her timbre is sultry and sometimes voluptuous; she is a singer of the middle ground – warm, sensitive, the lyrical vocalist par excellence.

The way she finishes her lines is also quite unique; the soft and gentle tremolos that taper off at the end of her phrasing brings the poignancy of the music to fruition as if in perfectly-judged loping circles.

Each of the nine songs is perfectly rendered as Miss Henderson seems to turn the lyricism of words into a purer kind of poetry.