‘Driftin’ At The Lake’ is the new long player from Chicago jazz vocalist HINDA HOFFMAN. After graduating fro the Bloom School of Jazz in 1988, Ms Hoffman became a well-known figure on the Chicago jazz scene performing at clubs and festivals throughout the immediate area.
For the new album Hinda has recruited some of the Windy City’s top players – they include Ron Perillo on piano, Dennis Carroll on bass, George Fludas on drums and Patrick Mallinger on saxophone and between them they craft a bluesy, late night lounge jazz feeling. The CD reflects the intimate sound of the singer’s live shows as Hinda offers her takes on 12 well-chosen standards like ‘The Good Life’, ‘People Will Say We’re In Love’ and ‘Hello Young Lovers’ . The one song that’s not a “true cover’ is the title track. Jazz buffs will recognize the Herbie Hancock tune – cleverly Hinda has added some sweet lyrics that perfectly match the tune’s inherent swing. Right now, though, we’re highlighting Ms H’s version of Eddy Arnold’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’. Best known, probably, in the Ray Charles’ version, this new take offers an unusual, atmospheric feel.
HINDA HOFFMAN’S ‘Driftin’ At The Lake’ is out now and you can find out more @ www.hindahoffman.com