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Biali, Laila / Laila Biali
Album:Laila Biali Collection:Jazz
Artist:Biali, Laila Added:01/2018
Label:Self Release 

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Add Date:2018-02-07 Pull Date:2018-04-11 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-01-31 
Reviewed: 2018-01-31
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: The Toronto pianist masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy. Her intricate arrangements are filled with lovely ornamentation and vocal acrobatics.
If You Like: Aretha Franklin, Betty Carter, Alicia Keys, Fiona Apple
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Got To Love (3:14) - vocal starts> uptempo like a spiritual> organ solo> song> quick stop
*2/ We Go (5:17) – piano starts> uptempo song> New Orleans funk vibe punctuated by trumpet> vocal swings wild> swinging trumpet solo> vocal swings wild> fade
*3/ Satellite (5:06) – organ starts> slow song> swells and then fades
*4/ Yellow (4:43) piano starts> slow song> gorgeous vocal harmonies swells to midtempo> heavy piano solo> slow song to fade
5/ Refugee (5:26) – piano starts> slow song> quick fade
6/ Dolores Angel (7:36) = piano starts> slow song> quick fade
*7/ Queen Of Hearts (4:54) – piano starts> midtempo song>with soaring vocals> quick fade
*8/ Serenbe (4:22) – vocal starts> uptempo & swinging> trumpet solo> piano solo> quick stop
*9/ Code Breaking (4:46) – trumpet starts> uptempo song> crescendo> uptempo song slows to midtempo jam then swings out> uptempo song> quick fade
10/ I Think It’s Going To Rain Today (3:38) - piano starts> slow song> quick fade
*11/ Wind (Rumi Poem) (5:22) – piano starts> midtempo song with soaring vocals> swells to uptempo jam> slows to midtempo song> slow fade
12/ Let's Dance (4:46) - bass starts> slow song swells to midtempo> piano solo> quick stop


Track Listing
1.Got To Love 7.Queen Of Hearts
2.We Go 8.Serenbe
3.Satellite 9.Code Breaking
4.Yellow 10.I Think It's Going To Rain Today
5.Refugee 11.Wind (Rumi Poem)
6.Dolores Angel 12.Let's Dance