Music Genre: Jazz

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Andra Day
lisab
4

While no performer wants to be compared to another, one can’t help but compare Andra Day to Adele (or vice versa) but she is her own voice.  Day has a powerful soul and bluesy kind of voice and many of the songs are catchy enough that you find yourself singing along. This is her debut album...

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Richard Rodgers
lisab
3

This jazz CD is based on the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.  I wasn’t sure what I would think of the album when I heard “O what a beautiful morning.” This interpretation didn’t quite gel for me as jazz however the cuts from The King and I; “Bali Hai” from South Pacific and...

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Little Dragon (Musical group)
Porscha
4

Nabuma Rubberband is Little Dragon’s fourth album. It’s more slow and simmering than their previous work and emphasizes the R&B aspects of their style. I’m a little late writing a review as it was released in 2014, but upon first listening I was a bit underwhelmed. I thought, “Well they were...

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Billy Childs
lisab
5

Billy Childs, a jazz pianist has worked with a number of musicians to produce Map to the treasure: reimagining Laura Nyro. Laura Nyro, was a singer and composer who covered may genres among them R&B and Folk.  This CD includes some great covers of her music including “New York...

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Nina Simone
Michelle
5

Whether new to Simone or a long-time fan, this two-disc album is a must. This is the beautiful jazz musician at her best.

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