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Solitaire Miles / Press

“A New Release from Swing Violinist Johnny Frigo The new tune will be out Sept 21, 2011 J_j_span3 Solitaire Miles Solitaire Miles recording in Chicago with Johnny Frigo and Joe Vito in 1996 Vocalist Solitaire Miles will be releasing a new recording with Chicago swing violinist Johnny Frigo on her new CD Melancholy Lullaby which is dated to release on September 21, 2011 in Chicago at the Jazz Showcase. The track, “I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" was recorded for their first album in 1996, but was never released and has been remixed and remastered for Miles' new album. “I'm very pleased to present this unreleased recording from the late swing violinist Johnny Frigo and his accompanist and long time friend Joe Vito. I am so happy to present this new song from these late, beloved players." You can hear a preview of the song at Miles' website http://solitairemiles.com/newnews.html ”

“Like a guided missile from the past, Solitaire homes in on modern sensibilities in her approach. In interviews she has stated her desire to re-create the historical context – and especially the emotional context – in which these songs first appeared, yet also bring something contemporary and personal to her interpretations. That’s not as contradictory as it might seem. Miles knows that the best way to authenticate these songs is to inhabit them entirely. By willing herself into the world-view of their original creators, she avoids any hint of camp. But by investing them with her own personality – as did her predecessors of the 30s and 40s – she can make them sound nearly as fresh as they did when first performed.”

"This delightful set not only proves that there is still plenty of life to be found in swing tunes, but it features Solitaire Miles at her very best,taking her place as one of the top swing singers around today. " - Scott Yanow

“ "Listening to singer Solitaire Miles is like stepping into a time machine and going back to a bygone era of great female jazz singers. With a clear, clean voice and keen sense of phrasing, Miles belongs to another period in time. On her third album, Born to Be Blue, Miles has assembled an exceptional crew of some of Chicago's finest" - Brad Walseth”