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Music Review: 'Steppin' Out'

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Steppin' Out

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Tony Bennett
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A-

Ambition is a mortal sin for a teen act, and the three adolescent sisters in Cleopatra want very much to be taken seriously. Their harmonies on Steppin’ Out are nice enough, and lead sis Cleo has a rich voice, but there’s an uncomfortable dissonance between the adult-ish sound, from producers Dallas Austin and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and the lyrics, seemingly culled from fourth-grade mash notes (”www.com, ’cause your loving is a bomb!”). The end to this awkward phase can’t come too soon. C