Is anyone else really digging this generation's jazz singers? I'm talking Jane Monheit, Matt Dusk, Diana Krall (albeit more experienced than most of the others), Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones, Michael Bublé, etc. I started to get into 'em with Jane Monheit's version of "Honeysuckle Rose" (GREAT basswork on this from Christian McBride, the entire first chorus is bass and vocals, complete with bass solo). There are definitely some great songs to be found here, although I'd like a few more originals than just covering the old bases (Blame it on my Youth seems pretty popular ). Of all of them, my favourite guy has to be Michael Bublé. This guy is *spectacular*, and does the single best versions of Cry Me A River and Moondance that I've ever heard (Harry Connick, Jr.'s being a close second here). He also does a great rendition of "I Won't Dance" with Jane Monheit on her CD "Taking a Chance on Love". Of all of the bassists in the backing bands, though, Christian McBride for Jane Monheit really seems to stick out above the rest though. From his spectacular upright playing on Honeysuckle Rose to his high register fretless melodies on A Case of You, this guy is a really smokin' player. Note: I would've put this in the Bassists forum, but I'd prefer to keep the main focus on the singers here.