By Nora McCarthy, Jazz Inside Magazine, July 2012
What Carmen Lundy has achieved in her recent offering, changes, takes a lifetime to perfect. A vocal artisan, musician, highly accomplished performer, band leader, composer/arranger, lyricist, and educator she blossoms with beauty and fulfillment on eight original compositions reflecting a complexity of subtle moods from a personal yet very relatable perspective.
By New Yorker Magazine
Carmen Lundy, a beguiling and outstanding vocalist who deserves wider recognition, has retained her lustre over a decades long career. Catch her at Blue Note July 5-8.
By Peter Hadekel, The Montreal Gazette
The turnout for Carmen Lundy's concert Wednesday at Club Soda wasn't as large as other Festival shows. Maybe folks were too busy celebrating the Fourth of July. If so, they missed one of America's finest jazz vocalists. Lundy is a well-schooled singer with a complete command of the jazz tradition and a gift for writing her own material.
By Juan Rodriguez, The Montreal Gazette
Picks for Wednesday, July 4th:
Carmen Lundy at Club Soda. A classic jazz singer – not retro, but the real deal – with an adventurous style and imposing voice, in her first festival appearance in nine years. A rare treat.
By JAMES NADAL - All About Jazz
Published: April 18, 2012
Contemporary jazz vocalists, caught in the current trend to accelerate their careers, are often indistinguishable from the pack, the essence of their music lost in haste. With her release of Changes , veteran singer Carmen Lundy proves that this premise does not apply to her, rising to that proverbial summit to enjoy the rarefied air of the chosen few.
By CriticalJazz.com, February 18, 2012
There are singers, storytellers, artists and then there is Carmen Lundy.
Lundy is the epitome of the searching artist and pulls off the musical hat trick as vocalist, composer and arranger with relative ease. The amazing thing about Lundy is her high level of consistency and genuine authenticity. Musical integrity is a rare commodity these days. Did I mention Lundy is a celebrated visual artist as well? Check out the cover art...
By Stephen Graham, Jazzwise Magazine U.K.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 10:48
Clearly feeling an affinity with London, a city where her career was kick started in the 1980s, Carmen Lundy returned to the capital and Ronnie Scott’s last night with her trio launching brand new album Changes.
By Mike Joyce, Washington Post, Published: November 13, 2011
To borrow a title from his songbook, NEA Jazz Master Billy Taylor was “Back Home” at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on Friday night.