Following her acclaimed 2005 debut, Underwood Uncurling, vocalist/bassist Belinda Underwood is back with her new release, Greenspace, which features pianist Benny Green (Betty Carter, Art Blakey, Ray Brown), bassist Phil Baker (Diane Schuur, Diana Ross, Pink Martini), percussionist Martin Zarzar (Al Andalus, Pink Martini), and Grammy nominated vocalist Nancy King. In this uniquely inspired work, Underwood summons fresh interpretations of classic songs by John Coltrane, Johnny Mercer, Stevie Wonder and other greats while also showcasing her gifts as a talented song-writer. Her instrumental piece, \'Seeing Red,\' is reminiscent of a Blue Note boogaloo while Underwood\'s \'The Oasis\' incorporates musical elements she discovered while studying in Egypt. Greenspace, a cohesion of seasoned musicians with Belinda\'s lush emotive vocals and poignant compositions, swings hard enough to conjure a jazz-of-old feeling while revealing a sweet sensitivity.
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