Your Daily Lick: Stephanie Crawford

The Real Thing (StephFord Disques)

Only a plump, lumbering bassline accompanies East Bay jazz singer Stephanie Crawford and her ethereal, breezily sweet vocals on the opening track, “Devil May Care,” lending an air of the unusual to this batch of songs recorded years ago in Paris. From there she moves toward more traditional vocal jazz, but not without rare emotion and sophistication.

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