Brooks, Sarah

Whaling City Sound, 2009CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Sarah Brooks is a pure blues singer. She took the risk of singing with a band she’d never worked with! It was a live session in the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts. The guys from Whaling City recorded it! The program consists of ten classic tunes including “Chain of Fools”, “At Last”, “Baby I Love You” and “The Chicken”. Brooks pours a lot of passionate energy into each one making them her own while helping us remember the originals. She’s best on the high octane numbers. The band stays with her especially guitarists Jim Robitalle and Bob Schlink. Marcus Monteiro done a fine job on sax as well. We also like both vocal and instrumental rendition of “Amazing Grace”. This is solid entertainment.


Publicist: Mixed Media Promo