By: Joseph Lang
Serbian-born singer ALMA MICIC has been on the New York scene since graduating from Berklee College of Music in the late 1990s. She has performed both locally and internationally and produced three albums prior to her current recorded endeavor, That Old Feeling (Whaling City Sound – 099). She enlisted guitarist Rale Micic, bassist Corcoran Holt, drummer Jonathan Blake and vibist Tom Beckham for this nine-tune collection. Micic’s voice is immediately welcoming. She opens with the title track, but there is nothing old in the feeling of her singing. She has a youthful exuberance, but also a mature assurance that finds the heart of each lyric. In addition to familiar tunes like “That Old Feeling,” “Moonglow,” “Cry Me a River,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Estate” and “Blue Moon,” she sings two Serbian songs, one of her own and a folk tune, plus Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.” All in all, That Old Feeling is a solid outing by Alma Micic.
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