Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, and Crazy Little Things
After a series of sold out live cabaret shows, Carter stepped into the recording studio to create a signature jazz project. Music enthusiasts and loyal fans can now explore her most recent release, Crazy Little Things (Potomac, 2011), a musical creation indicative of Carter's versatility as an expressive vocalist and poignant songwriter. Carter mixes jazz, blues and a pinch of pop to create a signature CD complete with songs on motherhood, falling in love, and staying in love.
What makes the CD is its collection of some of Carter's favorite jazz, soul and rock cover songs, recreated with a unique vocal style to make them her own signature jazz creations. Carter's expressive style is poignant in her subtle yet persuasive delivery of "Let's Stay Together," one of Grammy Award-winning soul legend, Al Green's top hit singles.
Carter sings an upbeat jazz and blues version of Queen's classic rock hit, "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." taking the tempo up to a rhythmic groove, driving the song under her eloquent vocals.
Carter rearranges Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," emoting a jazz and blues version that is smooth in its depth and essential in its ambiance.
In addition to recreating her favorite cover songs, Carter reveals yet another gift, the talent of songwriting, in the beautiful original ballad, "Jessie's Song," written and inspired by her love for her daughter.
Carter's Crazy Little Things is a well-produced musical creation with top musicians, strong rhythm sections and improvisation-oriented arrangements that complement and accentuate her sultry, jazzified vocals, a project highlighting, in her very own style, a spirit of excellence and self-expression.
From the top of a recent performance at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, California, Carter's vivacious energy set the tone for a night of high energy jazz and blues as she worked the room surrounded by some of the industry's top musicians, including percussionist Paul Leim, keyboardists Pat Coil and Shane Keister, bassists Dave Hungate and Danny O'Lannerghty, saxophonists Sam Levine and Lou Marini, and guitarist Kerry Marx.
Carter is currently moving on a brisk tour schedule, preparing for her next show live at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Jazz at the Lincoln Center during the spring of 2013.