This Heart of Mine
'This Heart of Mine' with the Fred Hercsh Trio 1997: Fred Hersch - piano (except tracks 7 & 14 - Bonnie Lowdermilk- p.), Drew Gress - bass, Tom Rainey - drums. 'A first recording which is nothing less than sumptuous.... an intimate disc, with a swing of rare elegance and with compositions of great beauty...at once subtle and generous' - Dernieres Nouvelles D'Alsace 'This cool jazz artist knows how to use the entire palette of her art to express disenchantment, sensuality, romance, and melancholy or jubilation. She scats and sings with a pleasant and seemingly effortless ease' Michel Bedin, Jazz Hot 'A vivacious young woman with character...A freshness bursts forth on the up-tempos, and her scat is original and possesses agility, vivacity, and swing. Around her an excellent rhythm section led by the pianist Fred Hersch who accompanies her with the maximum precision and attention. Someone to watch out for.' - Gerard Mathieu, Jazz Notes 'Lowdermilk's a confident, personable vocalist with a wide range and Ella Fitzgerald's flair for wordplay. Her style is alternately romantic, saucy and playful, as the tunes (which range from originals such as 'Ephemeral Dream'; to standards like Cole Porter's, 'You Do Something To Me' require. This is cool jazz for a cold night, peppered by Lowdermilk's deft scatting and occasional piano playing.' - Westword 'Some decades ago, Bonnie Lowdermilk no doubt, would have played in the big bands of the swing era. Today, this singer and pianist plays in solo in the prestigious clubs of America, but also in Paris, where her graceful and sophisticated voice has conquered the public.' Andre Greiner, Le Republican Lorrain 'She scats with ease on the movers and invests appropriate tenderness on the ballads.' Jazz Scene, Oregon's Jazz Magazine.