Gaucho, feat. Tamar Korn - Pearl (2010)
MP3 320 Kbps | English | 46:26 min | 110 Mb
Genre: Gyspsy, Swing | Label: Porto Franco Records
First impressions can be deceiving. On Gaucho’s fourth album (and second release for Porto Franco Records), the San Francisco sextet sounds like it’s unearthed a treasure trove of forgotten songs from Jazz Age and Swing Era. But a closer look reveals that only two of the dozen deliriously swinging tunes are standards. The other ten are the result of an inspired collaboration between Gaucho’s lead guitarist and founder Dave Ricketts and vocalist Tamar Korn, one of the freshest and most exciting new voices on the New York scene. While still in her 20s, she possesses a playfully pure tone that evokes speakeasies and bootleg gin without hinting at nostalgia, a sound tailor made for Gaucho’s singular synthesis of New Orleans polyphony and ebullient Gypsy jazz. More than the album’s muse, Korn wrote the lyrics to a set of new tunes that Ricketts started composing after she sat in with the band.