Catherine Legardh/Brian Kellock: Love Still Wears a Smile

Here’s a gentle and penetrating collection of duets between vocalist Catherine Leghard and sublime pianist Brian Kellock. The songs are familiar to most of us, but the delivery is quite penetrating and personal. A wordless coo on “First Song” sets the mysterious mood here, while “Lazy Afternoon” settles like an evening haze. The pair get a bit eery on a haunting “No Moon At All” and a sensuous reading of Horace Silver’s “Peace” spotlights Legardh’s mix of fragility and elasticity. Impressionistic hues abound here.

Storyville Records

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