Double Standards

Lea DeLaria

18 August 2003

The unstoppable Lea DeLaria is back again, this time with a brilliant selection of rock classics given the jazz treatment.  Backed by a stellar cast including the legendary pianist Gil Goldstein, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Bill Stewart, Lea DeLaria delivers surprise after surprise on Double Standards, covering the likes of Blondie's 'Call Me', Patti Smith's 'Dancing Barefoot', Jane's Addiction 'Been Caught Stealing' and The Doors' 'People Are Strange'.

Lea DeLaria, who already enjoyed a career as a Broadway singer and stand-up comedian, made her recording Warner Bros. debut two years ago.  Hailed by the Times as 'the Best Jazz Album of 2001", Play It Cool confirmed Lea as one of the best jazz singers of our time.  Q magazine commented "Lea DeLaria is blessed with one of the most beautiful voices around", while Time Out claimed "the gal can certainly swing", and the Guardian summed her up as "talks like a coffee grinder, and sounds like a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and a Broadway diva."