She exhibits a chic style in her voice that promulgates sophistication and signature cuts that set her apart from her peers. Yahoo.com
song, in every sense of style and sound and musical grace is a little
miracle. this is one of the finest partnerships to pop up in a long
jazz singer Dorothy Doring releases a album every six or seven years
and each effort’s very different, always worth the wait. Her new duets
disc with pianist Phil Mattson is the most intimate and sublime yet. These two pros know how to keep it simple and direct on such
timeless ballad material as the exquisite “Something to Live For” and
“I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good.”Mpls Star TribuneTom Surowicz
From the first track one hears a
vulnerability in Dorothy’s voice that may surprise audiences accustomed
to her delivery of bluesy and more contemporary material, and it’s a
stunning quality that she carries throughout the album. Jazzpolice.comAndrea Canter
Phil has worked with and for an unusually solid array of top
talent—Manhattan Transfer, Mark Murphy, Chanticleer, the Four Freshman,
Carmen Lundy, Vocalogy, many more. www.acousticmusic.com/fame
The final number, Heaven, (Ellington, later, from 1967) is a wonderful ethereal tune
with an airy feel which suits the subject, but what a difficult song to
sing. I tried, and just couldn't grasp
the tune. Well done, Ms Doring! lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com
CD "Southern Exposure" by Dorothy Doring Recorded in New Orleans with David Torkanowsky. PRESS KIT CD was recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana 2004-2005.
2005 CD release party was at "The Dakota" in Minneapolis.
2006 CD release party was at "Snug Harbor" in New Orleans. 2008 Southern Exposure wasre-released Internationally.
Listen to a compilation of songs taken from three different CD's.
Minnesota based singer Dorothy Doring frequently draws from the
well of Big Easy inspiration. She recorded her CD "Southern Exposure" here with local keyboard wizard David Torkanowsky as musical director
and producer. Times Picayune-Hot Picks of the Week/Lagniappe, New Orleans, LA
Dorothy Doring turns in a sublime disc that could be considered a
tribute to the Cresent City’s sometimes overlooked contemporary jazz
scene. She shows off her slinky phrasing in contexts tinged with
grainy blues, exquisite art balladry, and full-throated soul. City Pages / A-List, Mpls. MN
She can sing it sweet, with grit, with zing, with smoke, with salt. The
title is Southern Exposure but this is Doring Exposed, a gem of many
facets, polished to a fine sheen and catching a different color, a
different shading, at every turn. Andrea Canter
Her vocal technique is peerless, her rhythmic control, her intonation, the fluid clarity of her enunciation, coupled with her intelligent illumination of lyric, mark her as a singer whose name, if there was any artistic justice in the crazy vocal jazz bizniz, would be at the top of the popularity poll lists. Cadence Magazine
Dorothy Doring, a chanteuse specializing in jazz standards with a hint
of gritty blues, is a longtime Twin Cities-based favorite. Southern
Exposure, recorded in New Orleans, is her sublime CD on which she's
backed by some of the Cresent City's hottest players. Mpls St. Paul Magazine
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