L.A. JAZZ SCENE (pg. 14)


One of the very best jazz singers in Southern California, Janis Mann has a deep voice, a strong sense of humor,
a wide range, and the ability to emulate Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan if she wants, no mean feat.
Always a solid swinger and one who makes every note count, she is a joy to see live. Her recordings are always
excellent and Blow Away is no exception. With expert accompaniment by pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassist Christoph
Luty and drummer Roy McCurdy, Janis Mann performs a ballad-oriented set with warmth, sensitivity and a
smile in her voice. Highlights include "That Old Black Magic," "Then I'll Be Tired Of You," "If You Could See Me
Now" and "It's Always You." This enjoyable effort is available from www.janismann.com.

-Scott Yanow