And Her Trombone (Music Thoughts: Standard, Aubrey Logan)

Aubrey Logan’s new album ‘Standard’ is unique in a lot of senses. First fo all, she is a jazz singer who also plays the trombone so a good number of the tracks re instrumental. But she also sings, and she has a very raw technique. It can get loud and screechy, but not in an unpleasant manner. I like it that she goes ‘there.’ It’s refreshing and can sometimes be abrasive, but in my opinion it’s interesting. She has a great repertoire, from standards (‘Here’s that Rainy Day’) to R & B (‘Save Your Love For Me’) to disco (‘MacArthur Park’) to opera (‘Largo at Factotum’) And you know what? It’s all good.