Language is the much-anticipated new recording from lyricist/singer Lorraine Feather, whose CDs have featured her wildly imaginative lyrics to both the music of such legends as Duke Ellington and Fats Waller, and that of some of the finest jazz composers living. Lorraine's first release on Jazzed Media includes collaborations with Russell Ferrante [of Yellowjackets], Shelly Berg, Eddie Arkin, Tony Morales, Bill Elliott and Michael B. Nelson [of The Horn Heads]. Tierney Sutton provides a guest vocal on 'Traffic and Weather,' and The Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne join Lorraine on 'Very Unbecoming' and 'Waiting Tables.'
'[New York City Drag] Feather did it at all'¦ applied her witty way with a lyric to a set of vocalese numbers arching through the stunning complexities of Waller's piano lines'¦ tricky inner rhymes, offbeat stories and sardonic references.'
- Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
'[Such Sweet Thunder] Energetic, enchanting and exceptional..she's utterly comfortable and confident...sings her meticulous, clever poetry in a silvery, light voice...'
- Carol Sloane, Down Beat
'[Dooji Wooji] After last year's brilliant sojourn through Ellingtonia with the dazzling Such Sweet Thunder, it's hard to imagine Feather outdoing the creative voodoo she's summoned thus far... hard, that is, until you wade into Dooji Wooji (Sanctuary) and hear her conjure a dozen new magical flights of fancy.'
'”Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times