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by Ian Patterson
Syaharani is often referred to as Indonesia's queen of jazz, and while she possesses a soulful voice, powerful and touched by the blues, Anytime is essentially a crossover album, and a highly rewarding one at that. When Syaharani's in full flight she evokes early Grace Slick's power, however her extensive range of emotions are more reminiscent of Annie Lennox. Twelve original songs are notable for their strong, memorable melodies and are sweet and breezy without being saccharine. Several songs have ...read more