Set 1: My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Sophie Milman has a smoldering torch-singer voice that could singe the heart of the world-weariest lounge lizard. Born in Russia, raised in Israel, Milman calls Toronto home now. I heard her first on NPR, part of a media blitz promoting her second album, Make Someone Happy. The promotion must have succeeded beyond her label’s wildest dreams. The album is back-ordered for months on Amazon. You can learn more from her electronic press kit on YouTube.
Set 2: Ochi Chernye (“Dark Eyes”), the much-loved Russian folk song, turns to jazz.