Hilary Gardner is becoming best known as a member of the trio Duchess, but she's been singing around the New York scene ever since she came from Alaska in 2003. Her first album, The Great City, celebrated New York, now her beloved hometown.
Her new album, The Late Set, is all intimate duets with pianist Ehud Asherie.
"I Used To Be Color Blind." "Everything I've Got." "Make Someone Happy." "I Never Has Seen Snow," from the musical Flower Drum Song. They're songs just right for a charming evening at a bistro like Mezzrow, where Hilary and Ehud performed earlier this week. They spoke with me about the new album, and performed some of the songs in the studio for Singers Unlimited on WBGO.