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Code Noir Album Review - Jazzwise UK

By Peter Quinn, Jazzwise UK June issue

Four Stars

Any new album by Carmen Lundy is a cause for celebration and, delivering a heady mix of jazz, blues, samba and pop, Code Noir is no exception. Floating delicately into your consciousness as if in a dream, the fragile beauty of album opener 'Another Chance' is delivered entirely sotto voce, the dynamic never rising beyond an understated mezzo forte.

Code Noir - Carmen Lundy

By Lance Wright, Razorfish Reviews


9 out of 10 stars

Carmen Lundy is a singer/songwriter, actress, and academic. She’s won considerable critical accolades and has long since established herself as one of the best jazz vocalists working in the second half of the 20th century and beyond. Despite this, however, she still creates and pushes on with all of the zest and need for self expression of a young performer.

Carmen Lundy Code Noir - JazzTimes

By Christopher Loudon

Carmen Lundy: Code Noir (Afrasia)


Musicians as diversely gifted as Carmen Lundy, who has excelled as a vocalist, composer, lyricist, arranger, guitarist and keyboardist for more than three decades, remain few and far between. There was Ray Charles, and there is Joni Mitchell, but very few others. And Lundy, like Mitchell, is also a superb painter, often crafting the artwork for her album covers, including the multihued self-portrait that adorns Code Noir.

Carmen Lundy - Code Noir

by Edward F. Nesta


The latest release by Carmen Lundy - Code Noir is a melding of African influenced sounds from across genres such as Jazz, Blues, Funk, Bossa Nova, and more. Code Noir shows Carmen Lundy's mastery of writing passionate lyrics that blend seamlessly with alluring melodies.

Carmen Lundy - Code Noir was produced by Carmen Lundy and released on the indie Afrasia Production label; this marks Ms. Lundy's 15th release in her storied career.

Carmen Lundy Shines on Code Noir


There are few artists whose name garners respect from fans, critics and fellow artists like Carmen Lundy. And the creative explores the realms of Jazz, Blues, Brazilian Samba and Pop with a multitude of messages on her brilliant new album, Code Noir.  Poignant, heartfelt, joyous, shocked, saddened and impassioned are just a few of the emotions conveyed by this wonderfully evocative singer on CODE NOIR in a highly personal musical voyage.

CODE NOIR, the new album from vocalist/composer CARMEN LUNDY

By George Harris, Jazz Weekly

One of the most attractive aspects of Carmen Lundy’s career is that she has created her own tone, style and delivery. Here, along with her composing skills, she plays guitar and keyboards along with Patrice Rushen/p, Ben Williams/b, Kendrick Scott/dr, Jeff Parker/eg and Elisabeth Oei/voc for a dozen personal and exciting new pieces.

2016 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Awarded to Carmen Lundy

The 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz  has been awarded to Carmen Lundy by the prestigious organization Black Women In Jazz & The Arts.  The Gala Awards Ceremony will be held in Atlanta, GA on April 10, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia.  Other Honorees include Cicely Tyson, Freda Payne and Dr. Synthia Saint James for their outstanding body of work.

For more information about the Event and the Honorees, please go to http://www.bwijawards.com

Soul To Soul Album Review - Winning Spins, Hot House Jazz

By George Kanzler,  September 2015

Carmen Lundy, who has been largely writing her own original music since emerging on the scene in the late 1970s, is represented with one of her strongest discs to date.

Soul To Soul Album Review - Downbeat

Downbeat, by Fred Bouchard

4 Stars

Soul To Soul Album Review - JazzTimes

JazzTimes, by Christopher Loudon


Carmen Lundy Soul To Soul - 10 Stars

by Cyrus Rhodes, Indie Music Digest

CD of the Year Nomination



Technical Grade: 10/10
Production/ Musicianship Grade: 10/10

Commercial Value: 9/10

Carmen Lundy Quartet, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London


By Mike Hobart 

The singer was a commanding presence, her words tumbling, soaring and stretching.


US vocalist Carmen Lundy delivers storytelling lyrics with jazz technique and a fusion vibe.

She released her first album Good Morning Kiss in 1985, and is currently showcasing

original songs from Soul to Soul, her 14th album.


Lundy’s lyrics are personal statements of philosophy and pain, with observations on

Carmen Lundy’s New Album ‘Soul To Soul’ Confirms Her Status As The Intellectual Voice of Jazz

Monsters and Critics

by Greg Ptacek


REPORT: Fifth Revoice! Festival / Carmen Lundy

London Jazz News - October 21, 2014


Jazz Review: Carmen Lundy-Soul To Soul

By Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-Write A Music Review Founder

Carmen Lundy's 14th albumSoul To Soul album features 11 of 13 songs written, co-written or arranged by Lundy. It also features the many stellar talents of guest artists such as Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Mayra Casales, South African vocalist Simphiwe Dana, Bennie Maupin, Carol Robbins, Ada Rovatti and Warren Wolf along with core rhythm section members Darryl Hall and Jamison Ross.

Carmen Lundy Soul To Soul Album Review - SoulTracks

By Howard Dukes, SoulTracks

Carmen Lundy does it the hard way. She’s a vocalist in a genre – jazz – that is largely the purview by instrumentalists. Lundy also made her musical mark through the method that she employs on her latest recording Soul To Soul – by writing her own material in a field where some singers still feel the need to respond to the call of the Great American Songbook.

Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show : Podcast 448: A Conversation with Carmen Lundy


One of the most criminally overlooked vocalists in jazz may just be ready to get some overdue attention. Although she was featured on the Grammy winning CD The Mosaic Project by Terri Lyne Carrington, Carmen Lundy is often left off the list of top female performers of today.

Carmen Lundy nails it again with 'Soul to Soul'

By Bailey Briscoe, 9/27/2014, Celebrity Cafe

Author Rating: 

4.0 Stars - Very Good


Carmen Lundy Soul To Soul Album Review - JazzWeekly

Carmen Lundy: Soul to Soul

by  • September 25, 2014 


"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" Carmen Lundy interview by Jonathan Widran

by Jonathan Widran, Jazz Monthly

September 23, 2014



Carmen Lundy Soul To Soul Album Review

Soul Brother Records, London


Carmen Lundy Soul To Soul Album Review

Review by: Marianne Clements 

Carmen Lundy "Soul to Soul" 

Record Label:  Afrasia Prod.

Carmen Lundy's 14th Album is beautiful poetry melded with music. This CD takes you on a journey of love, joy, longing and hope! Very easy listening with her smooth vocals and the collaboration of many stellar artists. 

From the first piece, "Kindred Spirits," till the end "What's Your Story, Morning Glory,"  you feel drawn in to the journey and story being told. 

VOCAL POINT - America's Great Original Jazz Artist

REAP Mediazine, by Tina Valin


Read the full interview here with this link.

December 2013


By C. Andrew Hovan

All About Jazz

Published: March 4, 2014

Carmen Lundy in Valencia, Spain at the Jimmy Glass Club - Mejor cuanto más cerca

05.07.2013 | 23:16

Carles Barceló valencia
Levante, Valencia

Singer Carmen Lundy delivers an exciting set of originals at Isthmus Jazz Festival 2013

By Steve Moore
Isthmus The Daily Page
June 23, 2013

Jazz singer and composer Carmen Lundy is outspoken about her desire to move jazz forward, not backward. Charting her own path, she's packed the 12 albums she's recorded since 1985 with her own compositions, winning rave reviews and great respect among her peers. So it came as no surprise that the jazz veteran's performance at Isthmus Jazz Fest Saturday night stayed true to that ideal. She and her band performed nearly all original material instead of the usual litany of standards.

Carmen Lundy creates a new American songbook

Stu Levitan
Isthmus The Daily Page
June 20, 2013

The Jazz Singer as Composer

Carmen Lundy took a circuitous route to becoming a great jazz singer and composer. The soulfully seductive songstress is still on a unique road, with dates in Spain and South Africa after she headlines the Isthmus Jazz Fest at the Memorial Union Terrace on Saturday, June 22. Her free set is 8 p.m. at Mills Hall in the UW Humanities Building.

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