By John Chacona, Lets Call This
You have to give vocalist Lauren Henderson a lot of credit for generosity. For large portions of her short, nine-song, 43-minute CD “The Songbook Sessions,” she’s veritably upstaged by her band. On the other hand, you don’t hire drummer Allan Mednard, bassist Eric Wheeler and pianist Sullivan Fortner if you want bland,happy-hour accompaniment. Read the full review here.