Shepherd, Elizabeth

Linus, 2012CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 19.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Elizabeth places her deep, rich vocal tones on top of soft, funky beats from her band. Her passion is convincing on her arrangement of “Love For Sale” the opening track. She recorded this album while pregnant with her daughter Sanna and that certainly shaped her process. Lyrics are in English and French along with some scatting and ample space for the musicians to chirp. The result is a forward contemporary jazz vocal album that is noteworthy. Highlights are “Midnight Sun”, “Poinciana” and “Prelude To A Kiss” with Denzal Sinclaire (vocals) and David Travers-Smith (t).


Publicist: D. L. Media