Delishious Review



LA Jazz Scene (Los Angeles)
October 2004
Scott Yanow


Adi Braun is a new name from Canada who is already a major talent. On Delishious, she displays versatility, a strong and flexible voice and some creative wit. Joined by a top-notch Canadian rhythm section (pianist Doug Riley, bassist Steve Wallace, drummer Terry Clarke and sometimes guitarist Tony Quarrington), she starts off the set with an uptempo "Crazy From The Heat" (a dramatic piece that would fit well into the repertoire of a retro swing band), the obscure Gershwin tune "Delishious" on which one can hear her having fun with the lyrics, and "Lover Man"; the latter starts out with the rarely-heard verse.

Adi Braun almost goes over-the-top in joyous fashion on "Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed," she brings out the sensuality of "Miss Celie's Blues" and puts lots of feeling into "More Than You Know" while still sounding properly restrained. None of the other songs are throwaways either as she brings new life to "The Nearness Of You," "Cry Me A River" and even "The Girl From Ipanema" (which has her exaggerating the ahhhhs) and "Mister Sandman." Delishious, which is available from www.adibraun.com, is one of the finest all-round vocal CDs of 2004.