Jane Harvey

Leave It to Jane

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Jane Harvey's lone Dot LP is an entertaining if somewhat forgettable effort galvanized by the singer's sensational pipes. While Harvey's roots are in the big bands, Leave It to Jane boasts a refreshingly updated sound inspired by modern jazz. The credits don't list an arranger, but the album's crisp, energetic approach is essential to its appeal. The problem lies in the material -- Harvey does her best with lightweight fare like "Telephonez Moi" and "Trav'lin," but her bold, brassy vocals aren't quite enough to carry the day.