Rebecca DuMaine & the Dave Miller Trio
A jazz vocalist whose beautiful sound is matched by her exquisite taste, she's an incisive interpreter of classic American standards who is steeped in the tradition but not bound by it. With her keen ear for drama and supple sense of phrasing she uncovers new emotional terrain whether exploring familiar fair or the American Songbooks back pages. Since returning to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010, she's emerged as one of the most rewarding song stylists in a region renowned for its brimming pool of jazz vocal talent.
I'm always trying to find a song that has a lyric that I can make my own, says DuMaine. I really love discovering these unmined gems from the American Songbook, songs that aren't overplayed. And if a song is well known, I love finding an obscure verse or playing it a different way, interpreting a swing tune as a bossa nova, or swinging a ballad.
Over the past few years DuMaine has released a series of acclaimed albums for Summit Records accompanied by the lithe and indefatigably swinging Dave Miller Trio, starting with 2011s impressive debut Deed I Do. She followed up two years later with Better Than Anything, a cohesive collection of songs that, writes SoundStage, always sparkle and often sizzle. Her latest release, 2015s The Consequence of You, is her most persuasive and confidently swinging work yet. As Bruce Crowther notes in Jazz Mostly, her co-billing with the trio is apt as this is not a singer with backing group but a quartet of like-minded musicians wholly in tune with one another and with the music they perform.
On her newest release, HAPPY MADNESS, she re-interprets songs by celebrated 20th century composers like Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Jimmy Van Heusen, but she doesnt limit herself to one genre or style of music. She also re-works tunes by Jobim, Kenny Rankin, and Paul McCartney, as well as one delightfully unexpected novelty tune.
Rebecca DuMaine, vocals
Dave Miller, piano
Bill Belasco, drums
Chuck Bennett, bass
The Sound Room (View)
Oakland, CA 94612
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