The Susie Arioli Ban feat. Jordan Officer, That’s for Me (Justin Time)

In the last few years, no one has captured the romantic swing style more convincingly than Canadian drummer/vocalist Susie Arioli. Her voice is a marvel of perfect pitch, pure emotion and smoldering romanticism. Within a few moments of the opening selection “On The Sentimental Side” one is left no choice but to surrender to the sweet spell of Arioli’s voice and the genteel swing of her husband Jordan Officer’s wonderful guitar accompaniment. Although the song selections on her 2000 release It’s Wonderful are stronger overall, there are some real gems here including “You Don’t Know Me,” a infectiously swinging “The Way You Look Tonight,” an incredible interpretation of “Easy Living” and a stunningly beautiful rendition of Django Reinhardt’s “Nuages” sung in French and English. Fans of Norah Jones, Diana Krall, and Madeleine Peyroux owe it to themselves to discover Susie Arioli.