TRACYE EILLEN is a rising star on the Chicago jazz and soul scene where She’s enjoyed a 6-year residency at Buddy Guy’s Legends, the famous Chicago blues and jazz club, where she has opened for many of the biggest names in the music business. You may remember her last album, 2020’s ‘It’s Time’ which was a collaboration with Kloud 9’s Kendall Duffie.
Tracye has just released her third full length album and it’s a return to her jazz roots. ‘You Hit The Spot’, a concise 8 tracker, is a collection of jazz standards to which Ms. E brings her own perspective. On the album,Ms Eileen is joined by two different bands made up of some of the top jazz artists Chicago has to offer. On five tracks she’s supported by her own trio (Dennis Luxion piano, Paul Martin bass and Linard Stroud drums) with the recordings taking place “live” at Chicago’s Piano-Forte. Between them the foursome bring a real intimacy to songs like ‘The Very Thought Of You’. On the remaining three tracks, the singer’s joined by a six piece band where the three piece horn section add colour to cuts like ‘The End of A Love Affair’.