Stokes, Brenda Earle

Allsheneeds Music, 2019CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Canadian vocalist and pianist Brenda Earl Stokes gives us a brand new recording titled Solo Sessions, Volume 1. We think it’s the start of something good. She sounds best on the blues tracks like “How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone” and the soft ballads like “I Can Let Go Now”. We also enjoyed “Ladies In Mercedes” and a unique arrangement of “The Power of Love” as Brenda is at peace with herself and in complete harmony with her piano.


Publicist: Brenda Earle Stokes