What critics say about Call Me a Fool:
“This debut album by 20-year jazz/popper Eliza Pope gives us hope for the future in this era of auto-tuned automatons and their assembly-line made product. This is vital and real music, of the kind that supposedly isn’t made anymore. Pope does an outstanding job putting new life in both standards and more recent fare and - very importantly - adds some new songs of her own to the mix.”
— Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio
"Talented vocalist and songwriter Eliza Pope's debut CD is a delightful potpourri of re-conceptualized Broadway show tunes, jazz standards and original compositions. [...] To say the least, this recording is an auspicious opening salvo for an emerging artist."
- Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, Whole Note Magazine
“The number of talented young female jazz singers in Toronto is quite mind-boggling. To that list you can now add 20-year old Eliza Pope, as she has just released a debut record, Call Me A Fool, that showcases a rich potential.”
— Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music
With Call Me A Fool, young Toronto jazz/pop songstress Eliza Pope arrives on the scene with an astonishingly assured (and anything but foolish) debut record. With the assistance of co-producer/arranger/pianist Mark Kieswetter (Emilie-Claire Barlow) and an A-list of Toronto players, Pope delivers a record that mixes well-chosen classics and freshly-written originals and highlights her refreshing versatility as a vocalist.