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Album Review

Sachal Vasandani: Midnight Shelter

Read "Midnight Shelter" reviewed by Geno Thackara


"I'll leave you to your crowds," Sachal Vasandani murmurs to start off an album that couldn't be less suited to being with a crowd. The touch of irony is apt. The sound of Midnight Shelter is a lonely and thoughtful one (a reflection of the music's origin in a season of isolation), yet as with its title, there's a vital comforting angle too. This duality makes a gorgeous and mostly soothing listen for pandemic times. The players don't shy away ...

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Profile

Sachal Vasandani: A Deep Thinking Jazz Singer

Read "Sachal Vasandani: A Deep Thinking Jazz Singer" reviewed by Gregg Akkerman


Even with a few albums behind him, vocalist Sachal Vasandani is still considered a member of the younger generation of jazz musicians. What sets him apart from many of his contemporaries or predecessors is his keen intellectualism when it comes to his musicality and career aspirations. He does not just get by with a gorgeous tone and attractive stage presence and assume the details will take care of themselves. This is a man that still hones his craft and pursues ...

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Album Review

Sachal Vasandani: Eyes Wide Open

Read "Eyes Wide Open" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Sachal Vasandani has all the right credentials in tow as he makes his debut recording. He was a semi-finalist at the 2004 Thelonious Monk Institute Competition. He has a string of appearances in New York that have served to showcase his talent as a singer. And he has the right instincts when it comes to selecting the songs for his CD. He does not restrict himself to jazz, a good thing considering that he leans strongly into pop territory here. ...

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Album Review

Sachal Vasandani: Eyes Wide Open

Read "Eyes Wide Open" reviewed by Elliott Simon


Time was when a young good looking velvet-voiced male vocalist equally proficient in the jazz and pop genres had it made. While that is certainly no longer true, Eyes Wide Open reminds why that was the case. This is no nostalgia trip however, and although there are a couple of Strayhorn and Jobim tunes, the session is, in fact, very contemporary. Born in Chicago and now a fulltime NYC resident, Vasandani has found many cozy NYC venues ...


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