I am not usually a fan of vocal jazz, let alone spoken word and jazz, for reasons explained earlier and elsewhere. From classical opera over musicals to avant-garde vocals, the artificial changes enforced on the vocal chords create an emotional distance to me, rather than the opposite, in a way that I can't really explain, because that effect is not generated in rock music (think Robert Plant or Tom Waits). Anyway, once in a while some worthwhile albums are released and Leo Records even a whole series of them. Since this is not my kind of music, I will refrain from giving these albums a star quotation.
Yet the list also again demonstrates Leo Feigin's unrelenting sense of new musical adventures. If all music sounded nice to all people, it would certainly lack character. These albums have character with truckloads.
Joachim Gies & Sound/body/cells - Shimmering (Leo Records, 2009)
Sainkhò Namtchylak & Dickson Dee - Tea Opera (Leo Records, 2009)
Katja Krusche & Martin Krusche - I Am One (Leo Records, 2009)
Stefano Luigi - Painting On Wood (Leo Records, 2009)
Viviane Houle - Treize (Drip Audio, 2009)