Nguyễn Thùy Linh: The Beatles In Jazz

My wife discovered Nguyễn Thùy Linh’s The Beatles In Jazz and passed it on to me. If I didn’t read her name, I wouldn’t have known that she’s Vietnamese. Her English is flawless and her voice is sultry. Her interpretation of The Beatles is pop-jazz at best. “All My Love” gets a straight-swing rhythm. “And I Love Her” gets a Latin flavor. “Imagine” gets a reggae groove. With “Yesterday” she pronounces through for though: “Now it looks as though they’re here to stay.” It is still an enjoyable album nevertheless.