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Michele Mele: Feel

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Feel, the third album from singer/songwriter Michele Mele, falls in line with her previous efforts, Like This (2003) and Laugh (2004). Both prior albums reflected her creativity and featured only original material. Her third album is not much different in format. There are a dozen tunes here, of which only two are famaliar (the Ellington/Strayhorn vehicle “I'm Beginning to See the Light" and Michel Legrand/Jacques Demy's “You Must Believe In Spring"). The biggest issue I have with this album is that these two tunes are the most distinctive ones on the album.

Michele Mele is not only a ...

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The Ladies of IAJE: Libby York, Michele Mele & Sally Stark

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In my travels through the blur of IAJE, I was given three idie CDs from friendly lady vocalists of different styles and at various stages of their careers. What they have in common is good, honest, gimmick-free music. All are worth noting.

Libby York Sunday in New York Blujazz

New York resident York has assembled quite a band for this collection of her favorite tunes, and they have much to do with the cool and classy feel of this CD. It also helps that there are no pyrotechnics or grandstanding here. York is relaxed and subtle, ...

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Michele Mele: Like This

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Toronto's Michele Mele is one in a line of vocal jazz singers dating back to Peggy Lee who dares to write songs for the sheer joy of creativity. Her debut release, Like This, is a catalogue of mainstream musical styles. Unfortunately for jazz lovers, Mele showcases her cool singing talent to the point of stunting the very music behind it.

Mele’s music declares her independence while acknowledging jazz traditions. She was raised on classical piano, and (at least) three generations of her family have revelled in song. “Music played a very important role in our family life growing ...



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