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Album Review

Kaz Simmons: Signs

Read "Signs" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


It's album number four from London-based singer and songwriter Kaz Simmons. It's called Signs. It deftly explores the fertile ground that encompasses jazz, folk and the quirkier end of '70s British psych-rock--and it's a joy. Simmons has slimmed down her band for Signs--a small but perfectly formed quartet share the musical honors, compared to the dozen or so players on her third album, Dandelions (Fast Awake, 2011). It hasn't reduced the musical range, however. Keyboard player Will Bartlett ...

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Album Review

Kaz Simmons: Dandelions

Read "Dandelions" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Combining a voice of crystalline purity, a neat lyrical touch, some superb backing musicians and a few lushly romantic arrangements, Kaz Simmons' Dandelions has a gorgeous heart and a few twists and turns that surprise, delight and occasionally mystify by turn. This is Simmons' third album: the second on her own Fast Awake label, following 2007's Different Smile. While she has referred to Dandelions as being “less jazz" than her previous recordings, which have featured standards like ...


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