The very same critics who were entranced by Leslie’s live performance of her one-woman musical autobiography UPTOWN DOWNTOWN are now raving about her newly release CD of the same name. The CD, like the show, traces Leslie’s storied career from Harlem (Uptown) to Broadway (Downtown) and everywhere in between.
“Genuinely satisfying. The disc includes a marvelous rendering of ‘My Own Morning’ and a superlatively moving take on ‘If He Walked into My Life’ among its many treasures.”
“Dazzling. Uggams is terrific, and her band swings. Should Leslie Uggams and Uptown Downtown turn up in your town, don't hesitate.”
“Glorious. How wonderful to have an album of all the terrific music associated with Miss Uggams, whose miraculous vocal instrument and style translate so evocatively brilliant to record. What a sensational collection! Every tune explodes with Uggams' characteristic depth, soul and sheer joy for singing.”