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by Geoff Anderson
Sophie MilmanDazzleDenver, CONovember 27, 2011Jazz is and always has been an amalgam of styles and influences. In fact, that's what keeps it interesting and vital and always moving forward. Musicians from different backgrounds and cultures bring different sensibilities to the music and add new sounds and attitudes. Like the search for a beautiful melody that hasn't yet been discovered, sometimes finding a new combination of experiences or influences can be tough. Vocalist Sophie Milman brings ...read more
by Jeff Winbush
It's just a darn shame so many budget-conscious Hollywood movies save a few bucks by using snippets of a classic rock oldie instead of actually using vocalists to sing theme songs. If they did, the cool groove of Sophie Milman's vocals would be the perfect accompaniment for a montage of lovers walking in the rain, looking soulfully in each other's eyes over a table in a restaurant and long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."A ...read more
by Donald Elfman
It's truly a treat to witness the growth of an artist. Vocalist Sophie Milman confesses that she didn't know much about music when she made her first record but her natural talent and lovely grace has helped her get through. So this Russian native--now a resident of Canada with time in Israel in between--has released Make Someone Happy, showing just how far she's come. Milman has always had a way with a lyric and poise well beyond her years--intelligent and ...read more
by Jeff Winbush
Not that it ever totally went away, but the torch singer is making something of a comeback after years of neglect. Call it the Norah Jones Effect, but for some reason people are once embracing vocalists who can actually sing a song instead of emote and hit notes that make dogs start howling.Sophie Milman's too cool to hit glass-breaking notes. She's more of a whisperer than a screamer which works just fine when she's crooning seductively ("Something In ...read more
by Jim Santella
Sophie Milman has a big voice that she uses to express the full range of emotions that drive jazz standards. She swings confidently and casually, setting things at ease through her powerful delivery. She reaches down deep for the kind of feelings that provide a memorable experience.
Milman's voice has a clear and open tonal quality that she applies liberally with enthusiasm. She interprets lyrics effectively and brings a high level of musicianship to the forum. In a ...read more