Ralph Lampkin/Lampkin Music Group and Christopher Gines/Cafe Noctambulo are proud to announce that renowned jazz singer Martha Lorin will end her one-year residency at downtown’s favorite music venue, the fabulous Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea with a fabulous new show, “Body and Soul,” on December 20 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Two Jazz Sets.
Joining Martha are the Steve LaSpina Trio featuring top-shelf musicians: Matthew Fries on piano, Steve LaSpina on bass and John Di Fiore on drums. Lorin, critically acclaimed for her rich vocal tone and expressive interpretation of lyric, will perform classic and new standards reflecting life’s many moods.
Latest Review: “Jazz singer Martha Lorin has been a continuing artist in residency at Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea this year. I attended her most recent appearance at the club. I would be hard-pressed to think of a better room for this kind of sophisticated, intimate jazz show. Lorin is a take-charge, take-no-prisoners jazz vocalist in a long line of strong, talented female singers like Anita O’Day. There is a sense of adventure and abandon in her set that is thrilling and can even be a bit daunting to an audience member who might not yet trust her musical powers. She delights in shifting and bending time to a sometimes audacious degree, but always comes out on top. While there may be a planned set, her adherence to it is by no means assured. Her very talented trio—Matthew Fries on piano, wunderkind John di Fiore on drums, led by Steve LaSpina on bass—opened with an instrumental of “I’m Old Fashioned” (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer). Lorin was so taken with it that she talked them into playing an entirely different arrangement for her to sing as her first song. This kind of freedom is heady stuff for an appreciative audience.” Gerry Geddes, Bistro Awards…
What a grand way to celebrate a year in the life! Come hear Martha Lorin and her trio swing the songbook as none other can. be a bit daunting to an audience member who might not yet trust her musical powers.
Music Charge: $20.00. Food/Drink Min: $20.00. RSVPs are suggested by calling 212-995-0900.
Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea, 178 2nd Ave (between 11th & 12th streets)