As the album title suggests Sweet Lu invites the listener to meet him at the crossroads of R&B/Soul and Jazz music.
For the occasion Lou has lyricised a number of classic Jazz instrumentals and included original songs as well. In doing so he has produced a very fresh and informative album. Lou is an excellent vocalist as well as a entertaining story teller at the same time.
The irony in
Do you remember the time when vinyl records were mainstream, not a niche? Then you might also remember the excitement of browsing through rows upon rows of records in your local record bar. I do, I remember that time, the smell and sounds of years gone by.
Well, vinyl may have become less relevant, music, however, its significance, its function as an art form has remained unchanged. And, it is
Girl Town is a self-declared father-daughter 'hobby project'. Papa Jeff let his daughter M'lissa sing the songs of his generation. Well, that's a bit of understatement. Together, with the help of producer Jan van der Toorn they have completely re-worked 5 classic Soul, Jazz, and R&B tracks and succeeded in creating very refreshing versions of these well-known classics:
A Motownesque re-work of
An engaging performer who connects deeply with her lyrics and audience, she’s been compared to the grand dames of jazz – Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone – yet her versatility stretches beyond jazz, blending sounds reminiscent of Bjork and Marianne Faithful.
Treating her voice like a rhythmic instrument, Maura weaves her intricate melodies and smoky tones through stories of love