"...She may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today..."
The New York Times
Sweden Jazz Festival, Short and Sweet!
"wonderful Marlene VerPlanck...typically incisive, beautifully modulated look at the american songbook" Jazz Journal Int'l
"she was superb from her opener"...Doug Ramsey, Rifftides
Marlene with Jan Lundgren, artistic director, and Joe Lovano, sax genius
"The Mood I'm In", Marlene with the best of the British: John Pearce, Paul Morgan, Bobby Worth, Mark Nightingale and Andy Panayi. Below are excerpts from the world wide reviews, USA, UK, Italy, Russia, etc.
"The many charms of vocalist Marlene Ver Planck are evident as she sings the title track of her latest Audiophile release The Mood I'm In. This bright and brisk vocal displays the warmth she brings backed by a terrific trio of John Pearce, piano, Paul Morgan, Bass, and Bobby Worth, drums, with Mark Nightingale adding trombone behind her marvelous and joyful delivery on this performance." -- Ron Weinstock, jazz-blues.com
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"Listening to this work, one can not but admire the perfect pitch of Verplanck, youth exhibition sharpness, the elegant interpretive taste, warm and sophisticated conversational pace. A jazz nature that is expressed in shades of timbre, in the rhythmic security, in the airy improvisation momentum." -- Allaboutjazz.com
"Another artist not to miss at Birdland is the sublime jazz singer Marlene VerPlanck. Judging from her new album, “The Mood I’m In,” the lady has discovered the Fountain of Youth. Though her first album was released in 1955, her singing could pass for that of a woman in her 20s. Her tone is firm and she still hits some awesome high notes." -- Barry Bassis, Epoch Times
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"Marlene swings the high notes here, ... one of the finest small ensembles you've ever recorded with" -- Marc Myers, Wall St Journal and Jazz Wax
"A wildly winning set throughout,this is a master class on jazz vocal that you better show up on time for" -- Chris Spector
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"The voice as bell-like clear and her brisk, no-nonsense but jazzy approach characterized as refreshing and ever-youthful. But facts are facts and the long-revealed truth, like her sound, remains as clear as that inevitably conjured-up bell." -- Rob Lester, Talkin' Broadway
It's real jazz by a true master, and in addition - a magnificent and unique example of an active creative longevity. Bravo, Marlene! -- Leonid Auskern (from Russia)
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