art by Lilia Levin

Louise Rogers

From this week's picks O's Place Jazz Newsletter

Louise Rogers& Rick Strong
RILO Records
Basically Speaking
Ballads, Blues
Performance: 5
Sound: 4

O's Notes: This is pure sweet jazzy entertainment! The music is a series of duets with bassist/guitarist Rick Strong and the vocals from Louise Rogers. "Dat Dere", "Twisted" and "I Thought About You" are among the best of a strong lot. Listen to the scatting, the walking bass and the sweet combinations and you will appreciate this duo. They perform a mixture a cool ballads and classics that exude a tremendous amount of confidence. There is nowhere to hide and with this level of talent, we welcome both musicians into the spotlight where they are radiant!