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Her brand new CD shows her to be very comfortable with her choice of standout tunes. As any real jazz singer should do, Hardiman delivers 14 tunes without pretense or too much frosting on the cake. She scats with ease and perfect clarity. Just check out the challenging “Boplicity” for proof.  In that same realm is “Harold’s House Of Jazz”, a Richie Cole rarity that strikes a tempo fast enough to test any singer. Hardiman passes with flying colors. 
Among the other dozen tunes, all of which are winners, there’s “Thou Swell,” “Mountain Greenery,” “I Wished on the Moon,” “They All Laughed,” and more. Hardiman is accompanied by her husband, Ray Hardiman on piano; Dan Presley, bass; Ron Steen, drums; and special kudos to Bryant Allard on trumpet and flugelhorn and to Laird Halling on sax and clarinet.
A measuring stick for singers (in my opinion at least) is their ability to sound like it’s all so easy when we know it’s anything but ! Rebecca Hardiman is such a singer, and you’re going to love her new album.

George Fendel,

KMHD Radio

JazzSociety of Oregon CD Reviewer

“I first heard Rebecca Hardiman in September 2014. She was accompanied by pianist, Tommy James, Musical Director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Struck immediately by her sound, energy and delivery, I promptly committed to informing others. Lovers of Jazz vocalists in particular will no doubt recognize her clarity, tone and sense of style which is matched by her respect for the lyrics and dignified delivery. Scatting with the ease and swiftness reminiscent of Ella, Anita and Mel Torme is enough to make you join the growing number of instant fans who already recognize that she is a welcome asset to the world of Jazz.”

Marcia K. Hocker

PDX Jazz Festival Board Member
Education Coordinator for the Incredible Journey of Jazz


"There is a reality and purity in Rebecca's voice, no gimmicks, the way jazz vocalists used to be..." 

Art Abrams - Band Leader

"When I heard Rebecca singing, I thought..."Ella's back." 

Meadowlark Lemon - Former Harlem Globetrotter/Inspirational