Carol Sloane

Jazz Singer


The Bald and The Beautiful

by Joe Vanderford The Independent Weekly, Durham, NC

Like Mr. Scott, Ms. Sloane does not make bad records. This year's model is a quiet keeper that softly rings. Bill Easly's multi-reed tones and Paul Bollenback's bell-like guitar parts mimic a subdued horn section, but it's Sloane herself that provides the sparkle and surge. No lyric sheet necessary, because every syllable is understood. Capisce?