Maye Cavallaro

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Maye Cavallaro has a haunting voice, is expert at caressing ballads, and displays a wistful and subtle style. On this set she is teamed with the sympathetic guitar of Mimi Fox for a program of duets with occasional appearances by Paul McCandless (mostly on soprano sax) and percussionist Ian Dogole. The jazz standards (including four by Duke Ellington) work best, although there are also numbers from Elvis Costello and Paul Simon. The interplay between Cavallaro and Fox is stimulating, and their arrangements cast new light on some of the standards. This set grows in interest with each listen.

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