McKenzie, Sarah

Normandy Lane, 2023CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 30.1

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

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Australian singer, pianist, composer, and arranger Sarah McKenzie made a trip to Rio de Janeiro to perform at the opening of the Blue Note in 2017. She fell in love with the sights, the views, the warm vibe, and the local musicians. Without You is dedicated to the Brazilians who embraced her! Romero Lubambo (g), Peter Erskine (d), Rogerio Boccato (perc), and Bob Sheppard (fl, sax) are among the talented musicians appearing here. The music is rich and relaxing throughout, as on “Corcovado”, “Dindi”, “The Girl From Ipanema”, “Wave”, and “Quoi, Quoi, Quoi”. Gentle Brazilian rhythms and Sarah’s soft vocals make this easily embraceable. Most of the lyrics are in English but McKenzie weaves in some Brazilian Portuguese as well.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services