Kurt's Press Archive
August 8th, 2009

Kurt Elling: Dedicated to You

The fine art of jazz singing is regularly dumbed down by the talent-show talentless, so it's a delight to check in with Elling's rich baritone on this live set. True, his tribute to Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane can be a little overwrought but, backed by the elegant Lawrence Hopgood on piano and a brilliantly arranged string quartet, the set is full of stirring moments. He is a crooner of the highest class.

4 stars