"Freedom Flight / Blackbird" by Nicky Schrire
From the album
By Nicky Schrire
Lighthearted tune with a brooding undercurrent. Shrire interacts well with her bandmates, especially in how she peppers her vocal inflections across piano lines. Very likable.
About the Album
Celebrating a fresh and vibrant take on the jazz vocal tradition, the London-born, South African-raised, New York-based singer has compiled a collection of songs that are unified by Schrire’s distinct mark as an arranger and interpreter. Personnel: Nicky Schrire (vocals), Nick Paul (piano), Sam Anning (bass), and John Goldbas (drums).