Stephen Holden of the New York Times writes today in his review of the Wednesday evening show at Birdland: “Singing “The Face I Love,” “My Nightingale,” “Look Who’s Mine” and “If You Went Away,” Ms. Kent embodied the essence of saudade as persuasively as any of her Brazilian idols.”
You can read more about Stacey’s new album collaboration with Marcos Valle, “Ao Vivo”, on our site here. Valle is celebrating 50 years in the business and accompanied her on piano for the Birdland show. Also on hand, Stacey’s husband Jim Tomlinson on sax.
It is no secret, and Holden says so in his review as well, that Stacey Kent is much more popular over here in Europe than at home. And so, she will be back on an extensive tour through France and the UK from late March to late May before she’ll be back again at Birdland for a five-night engagement from June 9-13.
The picture here was taken during her last brief visit to Berlin last summer when I had the pleasure of interviewing her and when she got all excited about the then forthcoming Brazilian disc with Valle.
You can read the full review here: www.nytimes.com