Libby York Memoir

Libby York releases “Memoir” to rave reviews

“.. every inch Diana Krall’s equal …warm, intimate and imbued with a fogbound sexiness.” Christopher Louden, JazzTimes

‘.a jazz singer of cool composure and artful subtlety..” Nate Chinen, New York Times

“..relaxed perfection..” C. Michael Bailey,

Libby York JazzLibby York’s latest CD “Memoir” is receiving raves from jazz press worldwide. This is the fourth release from the native Chicagoan, following an auspicious Blujazz recording debut with her CD, “Sunday in New York.” John McDonough of Downbeat Magazine has awarded the recording 4 stars and says, ”Stylish and cosmopolitan, with a broad streak of lush life urbanity, Libby York has a sound that recalls, without any condescension or gratuitous nostalgia, the slightly world weary, been around the block ennui of post war Anita O’Day, Chris Connor, and Sarah Vaughn.”

Chicago jazz radio personality Neil Tesser intones in his liner notes to the CD, “York finds the complicated emotional center of a lyric, and sets it out with disarming simplicity.” Gary Walker, the Music Director of WBGO, arguably the nation’s foremost jazz station, remarked, “‘Sunday in New York or anytime, anywhere, Libby York’s voice leads outstanding musicians on new paths through the jazz evergreens.”