Linger Awhile (CD)
Samara Joy's debut album has caused quite a stir thanks to her impressive vocals and timbre. At just age 22, she evokes classic singers like Sarah Vaughan - she won the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - and delivers a rich performance on favorites like "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood." "Guess Who I Saw Today" is especially spellbinding, thanks to the wry emotion in her deep voice. "Round Midnight" is another stellar track, intense and riveting.