Sophie Milman – Take Love Easy
One of the cool things about jazz is that you could make any classic tune sounds fresh if you have the right chops to do it. The proof? Check out Sophie Milman’s third release, Take Love Easy, and her tasty, sexy rendition of “My One and Only Love” in particular. She has the sultry voice, an impeccable sense of rhythm and a gift for interpretation to not only reinvigorate jazz standards (Duke Ellington’s “Take Love Easy”, Cole Porter’s “Love For Sale” and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Triste”), but also give rock tunes (Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” and Joni Mitchell’s “Be Cool”) new flavors. Her distinctive version of “Day In, Day Out” (music by Rube Bloom and lyrics by Johnny Mercer) and “Beautiful Love” are highly addictive.