Swing Journal

Written by Keiichi Baba (page 160)

"Lucky So & So" Bonnie Jensen

Rating: Outstanding

Bonnie Jensen hails from New Zealand. As you can see, she is beautiful, and so is her music. Her vocal nuance is very much "jazz". She has that kind of flaxen blonde voice you want to listen to forever. And her singing is very clear. The improvisation on the second track, "Garota de Ipanema", is very fine, with backing not only of piano trio but multiple Saxes as well. Listening to "A Foggy Day", which she also arranged, you can really appreciate how she can get inside a song. The demand for her to perform at hotel lounges and clubs must certainly be great. She is at a high level and sings like no one else, but with an indefinable air of nostalgia. This is music for adults.