In live performance the radiant Dee Daniels swings, grooves and dips into gospel edges from a core of warmth. Daniels delivers songs with uniquely relaxed humor, enveloping each audience member in a powerful sonic embrace. Her new album, Intimate Conversations
(Origin) is a series of tight duos executed with eight jazz veterans, three of whom - Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Martin Wind (bass) and Ted Brancato (piano) - will be appearing with her at Smoke (Oct. 29th), joined by her regular drummer Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax. The title of Daniels album says it all, she brings each listener to the inner chambers of her heart.