Ginger Comes to Stay
Mary Lofstrom brings a glimmer of old-fashioned silken artistry to songs that are ripe for this moment. A unique flavor is brought to the jazz world through Mary Lofstrom's songwriting and song choices. Seated at once smack dab in the middle of traditional jazz, yet tugging at it's fringes with her openly lesbian lyrics and modifications, Lofstrom makes her listener's feel at ease with her clear, emotive style. These eleven songs could easily accompany the listener to daylight, come along for a lazy drive, take a turn in the garden of the soul, or leave one in the dark with martini in hand. Ms. Lofstrom is buoyed and nudged by her collaboration with Dawn Clement and Laura Welland. Sometimes relaxed and affable Mary sinks easily into a vibrant trio groove of 'what's next' with her lyrical, boisterous solos. Dawn Clememt is stunning in her cultivation and growth of ripe song soil and perfect in her harvest of ideas for the three original songs presented. Laura Welland's melodic and impeccably wise bass create a vibrant backdrop for frolic, folly and adoration.