With the release of their 11th album, Reminiscing in Tempo
, New York Voices celbrate their 30th year as one of jazz's premier vocal groups. A survey of some of their favorite composers, the album contains interpretations of songs by Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, Ivan Lins and Fred Hersch, as well as a couple of original tunes. The Voices dive into the Great American Songbook with a swinging read of Cole Porter's "It's Alright With Me," their silky harmony vocals landing with the punch of a big-band's horn section. Founding member Darmon Meader breaks out with a scat solo, trading with the actual horn section, and shows another side of his artistry with a lithe and lively solo on saxophone. Fellow NYV charter members Peter Eldridge and Kim Nazarian blend expertly with Meader and Lauren Kinhan, and receive top-flight backing from bassist Paul Nowinski, drummer Marcello Pellitteri, trumpeters Frank Greene and Tatum Greenblatt, and trombonists Mike Davis and Randy Andos.