Long After Midnight - top 10 Best Vocal CD's and best Female Singer for 2016 by Arnaldo DeSouteiro's Jazz Station
We spent 3 weeks in the Top 40 chart's, busting through at number 35 ; we spent 7 weeks on the CMJ Jazz Charts consistently coming in at the Top 5.
Jazz vocalist Lisa Lindsley Ignites the City of Lights with her second album “Long After Midnight”, a gorgeous and playful program of familiar and overlooked standards recorded in Paris.
Jazz vocalist Lisa Lindsley moved to Paris for a year settling into the 19th arrondissement and quickly developed a network of regular gigs with skilled accompanists. Aligning herself with pianist Laurent Marode, drummer Mourad Benhammou, Esaie Cid on flute, clarinet and tenor saxophone, and Bay Area bass master Jeff Chambers (brought to Paris to record their album, Long After Midnight.)
Their first recording together, Long After Midnight is a fully realized statement from Lindsley as an artist with a discerning ear for overlooked material and a sure sense of songs ideally suited for her pleasingly smoky soprano. Couple that with the pulsing heartbeat of Jeff Chambers imposing bass lines, Mourad Benhammou’s dexterous brush work as well as Laurent Madrode’s melodic and seductive piano playing and Esaie Cid’s lustrous flute and horns, and you have a coterie of magic that lights up every time they play music together.
As the dawn approaches and the evening’s revelry comes to an end, Lindsley hasn’t started to wear out her welcome. She’s a jazz singer who knows that the music is at its best when it flows from lived experience. It’s an album for blissful late-night listening that leaves you wondering what the next day has to offer.