Vocalist Charmaine Clamor returns to Catalina's on Saturday, where she really pulls them in with this "jazzapino" thing ù traditional Filipino songs rendered into jazz by her strong quartet. The stuff can be spookily effective: Throw in some standards, a couple soulful, Joe Bataanûlike pinay anthems, a dirty blues, plus her tune from the latest David Byrne project, Here Lies Love (an Imelda Marcos tribute), and you've got a powerful couple of sets. Once again there's the money thing at Catalina's ù you will spend some ù but budget accordingly and check out this show.
by Brick Wahl, for LA WEEKLY, APRIL 07, 2010
POSTED ON APRIL 07, 2010