Skonberg, Bria / Nothing Never Happens
Album: Nothing Never Happens   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Skonberg, Bria   Added:Oct 2019
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-11-09 Pull Date: 2020-01-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 12 Jan 5 Dec 29 Dec 22 Dec 15 Dec 8 Nov 24 Nov 17
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 14, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
I Want To Break Free
4. Dec 26, 2019: Old Fart At Play
Villain Vanguard
2. Jan 07, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
I Want To Break Free
5. Dec 24, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
I Want To Break Free
3. Jan 03, 2020: Traditions
So Is The Day
6. Dec 17, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
I Want To Break Free

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-10-20
Reviewed: 2019-10-20
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: trumpeter & vocalist Skonberg returns with her most powerful disc to date. Both her vocals and trumpet have taken a leap and are on full display. Half the tunes are originals.
If You Like: Freddie Hubbard, Diana Krall, Mary Stallings, Cecile McLorrin Savant
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Blackout (5:24) – bass starts, slow tempo song with sultry vocal> vocal sells to crescendo, then mellows> then builds in strength> trumpet solo> midtempo song> vocal soars> fade
**2/ So Is The Day (6:10) – vocal starts with bass accompaniment> slow song> full band kicks in behind trumpet solo> piano solo> slow song> vocal soars> long crescendo & fade
***3/ Blackbird Fantasy (4:37) – piano starts> soaring acapella vocal joins in clever Beatles/Ellington mashup> midtempo song morphs into strutting rocking jam with trumpet out front> uptempo song> crescendo end
*4/ Square One (4:08) – organ/guitar starts> slow gospel-like song> guitar solo> midtempo song> fade
**5/ Villain Vanguard (4:40) – piano starts slow, swings into uptempo jam with trumpet up front> swings to fast tempo> crescendo> slows to slow tempo jam> slowly builds into heavy off-kilter midtempo jam, then swings uptempo> crescendo end
6/ Bang Bang (4:40) – guitar starts> slow tempo song builds to midtempo> orchestra joins, builds to crescendo> trumpet solo> suptempo jam with drums up front> uptempo song> crescendo & fade
*7/ What Now (4:36) – piano starts> mellow midtempo song slowly builds in volume> sax solo> midtempo song with soaring vocal> slows to fade
**8/ I Want To Break Free (7:07) – bass starts fast> fast tempo funky jam with trumpet out front swells to crescendo> sizzling trumpet solo> organ solo> sax solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1. Blackout   5. Villain Vanguard
2. So Is The Day   6. Bang Bang
3. Blackbird Fantasy   7. What Now
4. Square One   8. I Want To Break Free