Picks and Pans Review: Angie
For someone who has numbered Dizzy Gillespie and the late Cannonball Adderley among her fans, Bofill, 24, is strangely obscure. But this, her first album, ought to change that. A New Yorker whose dad sang with Latin groups (her own high school band was called the Puerto Rican Supremes), Bo-fill retains only traces of her background in her singing style, which is closer to Cleo Laine than to, say, Astrud Gilberto. Bofill wrote four of the tunes herself, admirably, and the LP has a mix that suggests real versatility—rock, blues, ballads and light disco. It's a talent that should at least keep her from being pigeonholed and could add an exciting new young voice to jazz.
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