Kathy Ingraham is an experienced vocalist who has sung on TV and radio commercials for organizations such as McDonald’s, Chrysler, ABC Network, Coke, Pepsi, and many more. Kathy launched her artistic career in 2014 and has since completed several solo projects and singles, working with an impressive roster of artists and composers, including Grammy-winning composer Henri Krieger, Luther Vandross, Meatloaf, Marc Cohn, Michael Bolton, Richie Havens, Michael Kamen, and several more. Her latest single “That’s What Crazy Lovers Do”, is an original jazz track that features the legendary Pete Levin on piano.
Kathy Ingraham in my humble opinion is one of the most sensual singer-songwriters that I have had the pleasure of discovering. She has a hauntingly beautiful voice and she sure knows how to express her work in the most melodious way, her style of voice is a t home singing Pop, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, and just about anything else she sets her mind to.
She gravitates towards Jazz and Blues and comes through like a breath of fresh air in the world of polluted music. On this single there is a perfect synergy between her singing and the music accompanying her voice, it could not have been better.
The choice of instruments, the minimal arrangement, and the smooth piano make this a very pleasurable and swinging experience, while the quality of recording is exemplary too. Not only is Ingraham a great singer, she has a very expressive voice, and the distinctive nature of this track, besides the swing, is the mood.
Every note, every chord, every phrase goes to create a mood and an atmosphere. Her voice – pure, moody, and sensual – is absolutely spectacular. When you listen to “That’s What Crazy Lovers Do” you open a doorway to a new world of experience. And the music is wonder inspiring.
If you’re like me you might imagine yourself down in the basement of a club, as you walk through the door there’s a sultry singer on the stage, you hear the subtle throb of the bass, the brushing sound of the drums, the eloquent shimmer of ivory keys, and you sit rooted to the spot as the melody washes over you, and the mood takes you wherever it wants to take you.
You have just entered the world of Kathy Ingraham. Her voice is soothing, passionate, and speaks of another time long ago, of smoky jazz bars, berets and bobbing heads. Its sweet caress will win you over. You’ll feel her connection to the music.
Showing a range of tenderness, and unrestrained, unvarnished romanticism, guided by a beautiful, emotional voice, is what sets this record above all the rest. If a modern day wizard could cast a spell on a songbird and turn her into human form, Ingraham would be the perfect incarnation of that transformation.
“That’s What Crazy Lovers Do” is my kind of rhythm, joy, and delight. I just hope Kathy Ingraham keeps coming with more like this. But if not, I can savor this one forever!