Hipnotic, 2014, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Spark is Marianne’s sophomore release on Hipnotic but she’s been an integral part of the New York jazz scene as a student and performer for several years. Solivan is a powerful singer who immediately grabs your attention on the title track projecting her persona well out in from of the band! Yet when called upon the band is first class. That is no surprise for the polished trio of Xavier Davis (p), Gregory Hutchinson (d) and Matthew Parrish (b). “Hum Drum Blues” is one of several great blues songs in this set along with many warm ballads. The music is a mix of originals and fresh covers, a set you want to absorb as a recording or if you’re so lucky, in person!
Publicist: Kim Smith PR