Lisa Kirchner – Umbrellas In Mint
Lisa Kirchner is noted as a singer of remarkable versatility, innately musical, with a beautiful sound. She has covered classic songs across genre in three languages, and is expressive and authentic in each. With Umbrellas In Mint, her sixth album, this elegant singer presents twelve songs to which she has written both music and lyrics, allowing listeners entree into an imaginative landscape of melody and poetry with influences-from The American Songbook, swing, Zydeco, French chansons, roots, Americana, European cabaret, classical lieder and theatre music.
Lisa performs lead and background vocals, and her world class musicians, Xavier Davis, Sherman Irby, Bill Schimmel, Ron Jackson, Vicente Archer and Willie Jones III, are featured in generous solos. Kirchner’s songs, by turns romantic, ironic, or off beat, are understated while filled with imagery
that lifts them to an emotional plane with a surreal twist.
- Segregation in buses and terminals banned
- Dr. Percy Lavon Julian
- Martin R. Delany
- Fannie Lou Hamer
- Robert Tanner Freeman
- Janet Collins
- JH Hunter
- School desegregation ends
- U.S. Navy opened to Black Women
- Guion Bluford, Jr.
- Fed troops & integration – Ole Miss riot 1962
- Clarence A. “Skip” Ellis
- David Walker
- Earl Lloyd