Lea Delaria– The Live Smoke Sessions ( Warner Jazz )  

Mixing & Mastering   **Grammy Nomination**

"There is sophisticated jazz method in Ms. DeLaria’s raucous bluster. She swings hard, and scats and bends notes in a style that suggests a no-frills Betty Carter on steroids. Two other forerunners are Frances Faye and Carmen McRae, who both also resisted appealing to the tender emotions. Because Ms. DeLaria takes such obvious delight in disturbing the peace, you might describe her sound as a joyful noise.” New York Times

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