A Sentimental Streak.
Catherine Russell is out with a new album—
Her father was Louis Armstrong's music director and a noted bandleader in his own right; her mother was a member of the iconic International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
Critic Nat Hentoff says that pedigree — and her own unmistakable chops — make Cat Russell "the real thing" in a crowd of jazz wannabes "who couldn't lasted through a chorus in a contest with Ella Fitzgerald or Betty Carter."
Russell talks to Terry Gross about her musical roots — and about her new album, A Sentimental Streak.