Lyricist/vocalist (and multiple Grammy nominee) Lorraine Feather has won raves for her lyrical treatments of stride piano compositions; St. Louis phenomenon Stephanie Trick performs electrifying renditions of these jazz classics. Their show features music by Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Dick Hyman and more.
" Feather’s intense enthusiasm for Stephanie Trick, her partner in the freshly minted Nouveau Stride, is fully justified. Indeed, first-time listeners to Fourteen are advised to proceed directly to Track 10, Trick’s solo romp through J.P. Johnson’s "Carolina Shout," to appreciate the young St. Louisan’s prowess. The 13 remaining tracks all feature Feather’s deliciously clever wordplay … wonderfully witty."
- Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times
" In a duo aptly dubbed Nouveau Stride, the Grammy-nominated lyricist/singer and her petite musical partner are busy reintroducing the very roots of jazz to the 21st Century--a hiply feminine, modernized version of the explosive energy first brought to us by those ham-fingered men who brightened the darkest days of the Great Depression."
- Carl Hager, All About Jazz