"Cool, languid, laid back and gently fervent... outstanding... this album should be
added to one's collection" -– Dave Nathan, ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM
Carla Helmbrecht: Be Cool Be Kind CD Review
By Richard Bourcier, JAZZREVIEW.COM
“Carla has an exciting vocal style that is very easy to fall for completely. Ms. Helmbrecht is
a truly honest performer and, with the help of a great group, holds the listener in the
palm of her hand. This is a classically elegant presentation by a fabulous jazz singer,
backed by the cream of today's instrumentalists. This is not an item to be missed. "
"She recaptures the essence of the era in which jazz was created, as if she has lived it herself.
She sells the lyric and sings from her heart every time... Carla has her very own distinct style."
-– Alan Shinn, Texas Tech University
Jazz Director and Producer
"This was one of the very best vocal sessions I've ever been on! Carla has great intonation!
... great style!" -– Clay Jenkins, LA Studio musician
"Carla has her own style, sings with a lot of emotion... one of the best up and coming jazz vocalists."
-– Tony Campise, world-class saxophonist
"A remarkable project... love the material" -– KJAZ, Los Angeles