Sassy – 2021

Kurt Elling


The singer enjoys himself on a funky stomp

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In 2021, Kurt Elling recorded Superblue, a change of pace for the pacesetting jazz singer.

Many of the songs on the CD are funky and Elling joked that it was his first album that his kids would enjoy.

Typically, Elling found a place for himself in the music, scatting up a storm and adding enthusiasm and creativity to the music while enjoying singing over the grooves.

For this performance of “Sassy” (a song that is included on the album), Elling is joined by guitarist Charlie Hunter, keyboardist DJ Harrison, drummer Corey Fonville, and the background vocals of Vula Malinga and LaDonna Young.

The results are pretty exuberant and quite fun.

-Scott Yanow


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