Masakowski, Sasha

Hypersoul, 2011CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 23.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 2
Sound Chart

Score: 53.5
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Sasha’s deep tones work well on lyrics and her scatting/vocalizations. She plays with her voice fitting it in to the musical landscape of her band. That team is drummer Julian Addison, James Westfall on keyboards, bassist Jasen Weaver and Nick Solnick on percussion. Guest artist Steve Masakowski plays guitar on two selections notably “Tacea La Notte Placida”. We enjoyed “St. James Infirmary”, “Congo de Ossanha”, “E Preciso Perdoar” and “Pieces of You”. This recording is pretty good but our experience at Sasha’s live performance in Charlotte earlier this year was excellent! Don’t miss the opportunity to catch her live.