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Soar / Sounds Of April & Randall
Album:Sounds Of April & Randall Collection:Jazz
Artist:Soar Added:Jul 2017
Label:Soaring Records, Llc 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-07-26 Pull Date:2017-09-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 24Sep 17Sep 10Sep 3Aug 27Aug 20Aug 13Jul 30

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 22, 2017:Rebop
Nobody Knows
4.Sep 08, 2017:Rebop
September In The Rain
2.Sep 16, 2017:Old Fart at Play
September In The Rain
5.Sep 02, 2017:Old Fart at Play
Nobody Knows
3.Sep 15, 2017:Rebop
September In The Rain
6.Sep 01, 2017:Rebop

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-07-21 
Reviewed: 2017-07-21
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: creative duo on vocal and trumpet create a distinct sound fusing contemporary jazz with soul, R&B, & gospel influences, enhanced by a variety of crack supporting musicians that they pull in as needed. April uses her voice as a separate instrument, jamming through song and scat with the other players. Half the songs are originals.
if You Like: Betty Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Freddie Hubbard, Flora Purim, Annie Ross
Track Review (favorite tracks designated by an *): * 1/ September In The Rain (5:17) - trumpet starts> slow opening swings to midtempo with scat singing> sweet guitar solo> swinging scat solo> quick stop *2/ Midnight Sun (4:24) - cymbals start> slow tempo song> trumpet solo & duet with vocal> crescendo vocal/trumpet end 3/ Midnight Rush (3:24) - percussion starts> midtempo jam with scat vocals> quick stop *4/ Love's Dilemma (4:02) - piano starts> swinging midtempo song> scat solo> uptempo piano solo> quick fade 5/ The Hanging Tree (2:37) bass/piano starts> slow tempo song> slow fade *6/ It's New To Me (6:21) horns start> uptempo> fast tempo trumpet solo> (brief pause)> lightning fast piano solo> drum solo> scat solo> fade *7/ Nobody Knows (5:03) bass/drums start> slow tempo song> slow fade 8/ trumpet starts> midtempo song> tasty guitar solo> slow fade on vocal 9/ sax starts> midtempo song> quick fade on vocal *10/ Party (4:36) guitar starts> midtempo song with tropical feel> scat solo> slow fade 11/ Wooden Sphere (4:29) - vocal starts. midtempo song> uptempo sax solo> trumpet solo. piano solo> fade on vocal

Track Listing
1.September In The Rain 6.It's New To Me
2.Midnight Sun 7.Nobody Knows
3.Midnight Rush 8.All I Do
4.Love's Dilemma 9.Blackbird
5.The Hanging Tree 10.Party
 11.Wooden Sphere