A vocal trio blending the classic and the contemporary, Duchess Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou has quickly earned a reputation for beautiful singing and big fun at the group's shows of "girl-on-girl harmony," as the three so saucily put it.
The New York-based threesome makes its debut on Anzic Records with the eponymous Duchess, produced by arranger Oded Lev-Ari and featuring an all-star New York band: pianist Michael Cabe, bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Matt Wilson, plus saxophonist Jeff Lederer and guitarist Jesse Lewis.
The album channels the 1930s inspiration of the virtuosic Boswell Sisters into a wonderfully entertaining package one that brims with sure-footed swing, sweet-toned harmony and ever-insouciant charm.
"A knowing update of the Boswell Sisters sound." -The New York Times
"...playful yet elegant...a winning new self-titled debut." -Time Out New York
"This threesome devises original arrangements of mostly vintage songs, both familiar and offbeat. They understand that swinging music goes hand in hand with an audacious
sense of humor." -Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal
"...Duchess is a beacon of jovial esprit." -Downbeat Magazine (Editor's Pick)
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