27 February 2013

Jazz Review: Sweet Honey In the Rock-A Tribute - Live! Jazz At Lincoln Center

Artist: Sweet Honey In the Rock
Title: A Tribute- Live! Jazz At Lincoln Center
Genre: Folk/ Jazz/ African
Label: Appleseed Records
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Sweet Honey In the Rock was founded in 1973 at the Black Reparation Theater Company in Washington D.C. Since then, the group has become an international symbol of hope, faith and love. The group is comprised of Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, and Shirley Childress Saxton (Sign Language Interpreter). On some of the songs, you can find the trio called “The Honey Men” Stacey Wade (musical director/piano/keyboards), Parker McAllister (bass), Jovol Bell (drums, percussion).Their sound can best be described as a blend of gospel, African spiritual, hip hop, rap, reggae, blues, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisations....READ MORE...

17 February 2013

Latin /Jazz/ Pop Review: Alexandra Legouix & The Sunflowers-This One’s For You

Artist: Alexandra Legouix & The Sunflowers
Title: This One’s For You
Genre: Latin /Jazz/ Pop
Label: This One’s For You
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Listening to Alexandra Legouix & the Sunflowers, the first thing that pops into your mind is the sassy and sexy voice of vocalist Alexandra Legouix. If you look a little deeper, you will hear the inner workings of the lyrics and the hidden bite to most every song on the album. The band is comprised of Alexandra Legouix (lead vox/writer), Nero (guitar/writer), Lizzie Sambrook (sax), Tracey Ayer (bass) and James Argyle (guitar)...READ MORE...