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As Is - Featuring Alan & Stacey Schulman / Here's To Life
Album:Here's To Life Collection:Jazz
Artist:As Is - Featuring Alan & Stacey Schulman Added:03/2018
Label:Self Release 

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Add Date:2018-04-08 Pull Date:2018-06-10 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-03-30 
Reviewed: 2018-03-30
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This jazz duo presents a broad spectrum of musical expressions, rooted in breezy guitar riffs and the refined vocalese of Stacey Schulman. The tracks bridge together jazz traditions with modern forms of musical phrasing, showing a preference for being lean and smooth. The songs surge a brightness that is veritably contagious, interlacing swing, bossa nova, and torchlight blues, with interesting arrangements of old chestnuts from different genres.
If You Like: Annie Ross, Flora Purim, Tal Farlow, Joao Gilberto
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ In The Name Of Love (3:37) – bass starts> uptempo scat singing leads into song> guitar solo> song> quick fade
*2/ A Night In Tunisia (3:54) – guitar/percussion starts> slow song with bossa vibe swings to midtempo> quick stop
*3/ La Belle Dame Sans Regrets (5:27) – guitar starts slow & quiet> slow sultry song in French> quick fade
4/ It Ain’t Necessarily Too Late For Love (5:55) – harmonica starts> slow sultry bluesy song segues into two pop gems> slow fade
5/ When October Goes (4:22) – guitar starts> slow song on lost love > fade
6/ Navin’s Ditty (1:04) – male vocal starts> uptempo scat singing over tablas> quick stop
*7/ Street Life (3:36) – percussion/scat singing starts> uptempo song> quick fade on vocal
8/ Save Your Love For Me (4:57) – guitar starts> slow hesitating love song with soaring vocals> sax solo> song> crescendo & fade
9/ Some People’s Lives (4:08) – guitar starts> slow love song> fade on vocal
*10/ Willow Weep For Me (4:11) – guitar starts> uptempo jam & song> quick fade
*11/ Overjoyed (3:55) – guitar starts> midtempo love song> fade on vocal
12/ Here’s To Life (4:48) – strings start> slow song> slow fade


Track Listing
1.In The Name Of Love 7.Street Life
2.A Night In Tunisia 8.Save Your Love For Me
3.La Belle Dame Sans Regrets 9.Some People's Lives
4.It Ain't Necessarily Too Late For Love 10.Willow Weep For Me
5.When October Goes 11.Overjoyed
6.Navin's Ditty 12.Here's To Life