Melbreeze / Amethyst
Album: Amethyst   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Melbreeze   Added:Jul 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-09-09 Pull Date: 2019-11-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 20 Oct 13 Sep 22 Sep 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 09, 2019: Music Casserole
Cry Me A River
4. Oct 11, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics (rebroadcast from October 11, 2019)
2. Oct 31, 2019: Old Fart At Play
5. Oct 11, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
3. Oct 15, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
God Bless The Child
6. Oct 10, 2019: Old fart at play
Cry Me A River

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-07-31
Reviewed: 2019-07-31
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This is the second release for avant-garde vocalist Melbreeze. Her approach to mostly standards and pop songs is refreshingly different. It’s a percussive, jazz fusion sound marked by Fender Rhodes, chiming electric guitars, and creative vocal harmonies.
If You Like: Nico, Jane Monheit, Patricia Barber
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Summertime – electric piano/percussion starts> jumping uptempo jam & song> guitar solo> uptempo song> uptempo jam with chorus> uptempo song> quick stop
2/ The Sound Of Silence – vocal starts> uptempo song> quick fade
*3/ The Man I Love – bass starts> uptempo jam & song> sax solo> instrumental jam to fade
*4/ God Bless The Child – pulsing synth starts> midtempo song> guitar solo> midtempo song> instrumental jam & chorus to fade
5/ Everything Must Change – synth starts> sultry slow song> chorus kicks in> funky Rhodes solo> slow song> slow fade
**6/ Sailor And Widow – synth starts> uptempo song with chorus> soaring guitar solo> uptempo song> quick fade
***7/ Cry Me A River - drums/Rhodes starts with funky beat> midtempo sultry song> rocking guitar solo> uptempo song> instrumental jam to fade
8/ Friendless – percussion starts> mellow uptempo jam with midtempo song over the top with synth strings> rocking Rhodes solo> uptempo song swells in volume> instrumental jam to fade
**9/ Send In The Clown – synth starts with uptempo beat & scat vocals> uptempo song> Rhodes solo> guitar solo> uptempo song> instrumental jam to quick fade on vocal
10/ Greensleeves – bass/percussion starts> uptempo jam with mellow midtempo song over the top> screaming guitar solo to fade
*11/ Hallelujah – drums start> bass kicks in> uptempo jam & song with chorus> slow fade
12/ Islands In The Stream – piano starts heavy> midtempo song> chorus joins> swells in volume> crescendo & fade
*13/ Missing You – drums start> midtempo song> instrumental jam with soaring guitar>midtempo song with chorus> fade

Track Listing
1. Summertime   7. Cry Me A River
2. The Sound Of Silence   8. Friendless
3. The Man I Love   9. Send In The Clown
4. God Bless The Child   10. Greensleeves
5. Everything Must Change   11. Hallelujah
6. Sailor & Widow   12. Islands In The Stream
  13. Missing You