Tatiana Mayfield from Fort Worth, Texas is an uprising star among young jazz vocalists. Her voice is very refreshing and joyful to listen to and her talent is undeniable. Her vocabulary includes classic and timeless jazz interpretations and her scat was described to be “as natural as breathing”. She also has an affinity to sing some excellent R&B interpretations.
A Portrait of Ladymay (2012) is her second studio album, after her first album From All Directions (2009) which she recorded with fellow students while she attended University of Northern Texas. A Portrait of Ladymay starts with For You, a lovely opener with Brazilian Bossa-Fusion influences and one of the highlights on the album. It is followed by several classic and post-modern jazz compositions where Mayfields shows her understanding of the style and interpretation.
The second part of the album surprises with some refreshing R&B compositions. Above all the song Real, which made it to the top of the UK Soul Chart in fall 2012. All in all a very enjoyable album from a young Jazz vocalist with a great potential. Listen to Tatiana Ladymay Mayfield now on contemporaryjazzclub.com