What I See explores life-changing moments (some happy, some not so much) as told through a diverse array of material, including affecting movie themes, rarely heard jazz gems, and inventive interpretations of King Pleasure, Benny Carter, Rickie Lee Jones, Richie Havens, Carlos Lyra and Joyce Moreno.
“Though Judy Wexler’s reputation as one of the West Coast’s most compelling vocalists was cemented some time ago, What I See, her fourth release, suggests a heightened maturity, an even greater sense of assured imagination. Much like Abbey Lincoln—and at this point in Wexler’s musical progress, the comparison is quite valid—her skills as an actress are skillfully exercised, adding vivid shadings to her interpretations.”
“Judy Wexler is more than a mere singer of songs. She’s an actress, mood painter, song
archaeologist, and vocalist par excellence. What I See is a marvel of sincerity and beauty.”
-All About Jazz
“Wexler can’t help become a hipster darling with this outing.”
“What I See is one of the finer examples of what connecting to a song is all about”
“Surely the ocean and the light and the lifestyle somehow combine to suffuse West Coast jazz with a very particular magic. What I See is a superb example of the continuing legacy of this brand of jazz, a tradition started by pioneers such as Christy and Rugolo and carried on by Wexler, Colella, and this fine gathering of musicians.”
-All About Jazz
My really big news is that my new CD, “What I See,” was released on Jazzed Media on September 10th. It’s already getting national airplay and great reviews.
Please SAVE THE DATE for my CD release party on Sunday, November 10th at Vitello’s Jazz Club in Studio City! I’m thrilled that I’ll be accompanied by all the fantastic musicians on the CD.