Stormy Weather (EP)
by Lena Horne
Released: Jan 1957
Label: Werner Last's Favourites Jazz
Even though she'd been a singing star on records and in film for almost 20 years, this 1957 release was Horne's first proper studio album. Her salty defiant/seductive/aloof jazz-pop style is well illustrated on these standards, which also feature some of the West Coast's greatest musicians (Bud Shank, Urbie Green, "Sweets" Edison). The CD adds nearly a dozen bonus tracks.