A sunny affair, Nuti, whose voice compares a little to Monica Vasconcelos’, here in a set of 11 tracks including songs by Paulinho da Viola and Dorival Caymmi plus this New York-born London based singer’s own work some co-written with MY Duo pianist Andrew McCormack who appears as a guest.

Trumpeter Quentin Collins has co-produced the album, pianist Chris Eldred, guitarist Filipe Monteiro, bassist Tim Thornton and drummer Enzo Zirelli joining him in the band on most of the tracks.

The sparkling penultimate track ‘Synaesthesia’ is the pick, vibrant intertwining piano and vocal lines developing into a lively and unforced work-out.

Stephen Graham

Released on 9 March. Tour dates and venue links for upcoming Nuti sextet appearances here