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Bettina Pohle & Ralf Ruh Trio's "Just [b]" (2012)

Reviewed May 2012 by Dustin Garlitz, Editor: JazzTalent.com



Berlin based jazz singer Bettina Pohle has a rather impressive new album out with Octason Records.  Her song selection on the album is excellent.  The highlight of the album for me is her rendition of “Nature Boy”, in which she harmonizes with her talented rhythm section quite well.  Another track worthy of recognition is “Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby”, which is done in the fashion of Diana Krall.  The same is true of the album’s jazz standard “The Man I Love”.  Another excellent track from the album that is equally rich in jazz history is “Come Rain or Come Shine”, which Pohle handles with grace and elegance.  One last jazz standard the aficionado should tune in for is “Angel Eyes”, which highlights both the distinguished character of the featured vocalist and her accompanying rhythm section.