Schenck, Virginia

Airborne Ectasy, 2020CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
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Score: 98
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O’s Notes: We’re at a crossroads in the nation, a silent Civil War where our truths have been challenged. Bad guys have been made good, and good guys been vilified to confuse and divide the nation. There’s no thought of equality, only selfish justice for a few and a sense of satisfaction for the bigots who feel left behind. Virginia saw this challenge after the election of Trump and the accompanying divisive inequities, regressive politicking and racial divide. Her Battle Cry is an impactful recording with a lot of patriotism including stirring renditions of “America the Beautiful”, and the “Pledge of Allegiance” with repurposed arrangements of “Abraham, Martin & John”, “Strange Fruit” and “Sack Full of Dreams”. It is soulful, inspirational call to us to reflect and become an active part of the solution.


Publicist: GEM PR