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Lucinda Belle: Think Big: Like Me

Read "Think Big: Like Me" reviewed by Paul Naser


Oscar nominated singer-songwriter Lucinda Belle isn't the first to do what she does, but she may be among the most eclectic; the vocalist/harpist keeps tradition alive by feeding it with myriad influences. Though her vocal style and choice of instrumentation often suggest jazz, she reaches well beyond the idiom while staying true to its roots. Her most recent offering, Think Big: Like Me pulls from jazz, pop, reggae, doo-wop, R&B and hip-hop, among other styles, to create an engaging pastiche ...

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Album Review

Lucinda Belle: Think Big: Like Me

Read "Think Big: Like Me" reviewed by Paul Naser


Jazz vocalist and harpist Lucinda Belle has an infectious enthusiasm and personality. Her newest single, “Baby Don't Cry" is a determined appeal to stay strong through tough times while looking forward to better times ahead. The soul-inspired groove keeps the song moving while her lyrics acknowledge hardship while putting things in perspective. “Baby Don't Cry" is a far cry from Belle's last single, “I'll Be Loving You," from late last year. While the latter was awash in reverb ...

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Album Review

Lucinda Belle: Think Big: Like Me

Read "Think Big: Like Me" reviewed by Paul Naser


As a reported tour featuring Amy Winehouse's hologram nears in winter 2018 and news also comes of a final album by The O'Jays, it seems there is still room in the world for music rooted in soul and with “jazzy" inflections. Enter vocalist/harpist/songwriter Lucinda Belle. Less Dorothy Ashby and more Peggy Lee (if Lee played the harp), Belle's harp playing is more textural than virtuosic, and it suits her. On her latest single, “I'll Be Loving You," the ...


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