The Frank Cunimondo Trio feat. Lynn Marino: Beyond the Clouds & Feelin’ Good
From Introducing Lynn Marino (Mondo, 1969?)
Jazz vocalist Lynn Marino reminds me a lot of Blossom Dearie – both have that same, high-pitched tone that lacks any real timbre but there’s a certain charm in her voice nonetheless. Marino was “discovered” at a Holiday Inn in Pittsburgh by Cunimondo, whose other works like Sagitarrius are already legend in rare groove circles. “Beyond the Clouds” is a pleasant, easy-going Cunimondo original that highlights his piano talents. The real gem from this album though is their cover of “Feelin’ Good” and that title is so dead-on: this song just feels gooooood and Marino adds just the right touch of light joy. Straight butta.