Lillie Kae - CD Review

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It is always exciting to me to be introduced to new talent, so I was happy to receive this CD titled I'm Glad There Is You, featuring that song by Paul Madeira and Jimmy Dorsey.  The photos of the singer, Lilie Kae, show her to be a young and very pretty girl.  The liner notes on this, her debut , don't tell much about her so I don't know where she came from --- but I do believe she is going places.  She knows how to use her lovely and true voice.

Lillie Kae and her producer/arranger/guitarist Edward Decker have chosen some fine and rather eclectic material and some superb musicians to show her distinctive but not demanding sound.  Not many new singers so early on in their careers are blessed with the ability to work with giants in the music business like pianist Tony Monte and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli.  She swings and sways right along with these pros, especially on "What Is There to Say?" (Vernon Duke and "Yip" Harburg), Arthur Hamilton's "Cry Me a River" and "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" by Dietz and Schwartz.

The CD is available at and and elsewhere.  I'm looking forward to hearing her in person at Don't Tell Mama on Thursday, December 18 at  8:00 pm.  So, if this review piques your interest, I hope you'll be there, too.

More on this singer, including sound samples, at her website --there are links there, including one to make a reservation for her show online ... or check the full calendar of the club's offerings at

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