This timeless classic made popular by the legendary Nina Simone is just one of the standards on local jazz vocalist Akua Allrich‘s new album Uniquely Standard. Though she performs “Sinnerman” with local bassist Kris Funn, the album version comes complete with a full band.
Allrich’s powerful vocals dazzle on this classic. Take a listen and see if you agree.
Uniquely Standard comes after her 2010 album Peace of Mine. To hear more of her new album, check out her release party 3 p.m., on Sept. 29 at Bohemian Caverns. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and includes a digital download card for the new album.
– Nia Hightower, DC Music Live