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Janelle Sadler: Don't Make Me Laugh

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What stands out on Don't Make Me Laugh is the vibrancy with which Janelle Sadler swings and scats with fluid ease. Articulate and instantly communicative, she's a singer who relates to a broad audience. Jazz and popular music hold hands together on this recommended album.

Like a family that hangs out together seven nights a week, Sadler's ensemble supports her with intuitive refrains. Even Jimi Hendrix's “Manic Depression" comes together with a pert and saucy texture. Here, she prefers an organ combo mood that lets the music flow like a healing salve. Robin Swenson, her husband and musical ...



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