Origin, 2017, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Sarah Partridge is a jazzy blues singer backed by a formidable band that includes pianist Allen Farnham and Scott Robinson on reeds.“Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian“is a tribute to singer songwriter Janis Ian who rose to fame with “At Seventeen” in 1975. Partridge and Ian collaborate for two originals and Janis joins her singing “A Quarter Past Heartache”. The lyrics are catchy and Sarah’s arrangements are engaging with rich, harmonized vocals that surface the“meaning“of the words. There are strong solos dispersed throughout the set by Robinson and Ben Williams (tb) that enhance a solid outing.
Publicist: Terri Hinte