by Jen Lazar
|Deal With Delaria
Have you ever seen a big, tattooed bull dyke belt jazz music in black leather pants and a crew cut? Well I have, her name is Lea Delaria and she is a sight to behold.
Friday, March 29th, at the Market Theater in Cambridge, Delaria exposed a multi-sexual crowd to her crude, rare, over-exposing form of Jazz on crack.
Her new album, "Play it Cool," on the Warner Bros. Label,
takes well-known Broadway songs and transforms them into the oxymoron
of the new jazz classic. This new addition to her famous role as dyke
comic and Broadway leading lady, as she sarcastically put it, was the
imaginative product of a
I must admit that it might be rather appalling at first to witness
these great barriers of jazz performance crumble before your very eyes
in a jumble of words like fuck, shit and pussy.
Delaria pulls it off with her outstanding vocal range and
She is constantly changing rhythms, moving within the melodic context
of the songs and skatting in a whole other universe. It's hard no to
enjoy a George W. tirade in the middle of a skat solo, and any left-wing
extremist moderate lesbian gay trans bi person would have to be proud,
after all, most of us do
Jazz is an acquired taste, which may not moisten the taste buds of every music-lover, but if you are in the mood for a good time with laughs and one loquacious lesbian included, check out Delaria and love your life.