Nashville vocalist Diane Marino is well known for her flair and
expertise on jazz and pre-rock standards, but her new CD spotlights
her in a different musical arena, covering '60s classics.
Marino soars through "Baby I'm Yours," and "Yes I'm Ready," belts
out "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and nicely teams with Felix Cavaliere
for an updated version of the vintage Rascals hit "Groovin'."
Marino's instrumental partners include both fellow Music City
greats, saxophonist Kirk Whalum ("So Much In Love," "Dedicated to
the One I Love") and trumpeter Rod McGaha ("The Warmth of the Sun")
and other veteran jazz soloists like Houston Person and Wycliffe
Though Marino's doing older material, her treatments and approach
are fresh and confident, making these performances both timeless and