Kai is a New Englander, an adoptive Londoner, and has also written some great pieces for LondonJazz, including this, what is almost certainly the last review anywhere of Fran Landesman.
The album is this week's prize for LondonJazz newsletter readers. Detour: I have a soft spot for the 1990 album "Flood" from "They Might Be Giants," and the track Istanbul (Not Constantinople) gets given a 40's jump jive makeover and spruce-up from Kai and her crew.
'Why did Constantinople Get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks'
Ronnie Scott's Bar, October 6th / kaihoffman.co.uk