Don't let the album title fool you. There is absolutely nothing misguided or foolish about Call Me A Fool, the astonishingly assured debut album from 24-year-old Toronto jazz/pop songstress Eliza Pope. Launched at local jazz hub The Jazz Bistro on May 19, 2015, it introduced us to a young artist of immense potential.
The idea of even making a record arose spontaneously last summer, Pope recalls. "I had a gig with [ace bassist] Ross MacIntyre and [guitarist] Nathan Hiltz, and I was picking Ross' brain as to the next best step for an artist in my situation," Eliza recalls. "He suggested recording an album, and I loved the idea."