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Marcus Goldhaber: Almost Love

Read "Almost Love" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

On his third album, vocalist and songwriter Marcus Goldhaber presents an eclectic mix of original songs that run the gamut of his musical influences, ranging from pop-inflected ballads to more swinging jazz tunes.The disc opens with “Love Me Tonight," a romantic ballad that sets the tone for almost half of the album, mostly comprised of mid-tempo ballads. The acoustic guitar-centered arrangements are reminiscent of James Taylor, but with less focus on Taylor's folk style and with a clear ...

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Take Five With Marcus Goldhaber

Read "Take Five With Marcus Goldhaber" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Marcus Goldhaber: Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Marcus developed a passion for Jazz alongside a 1928 Ivers & Pond upright piano, on which his mother casually played countless standards. Inspired by his upbringing, along with a clear inheritance of the musical gene, Marcus graduated later with a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia. He then moved to New York City and worked as an Actor, but eventually decided to record the wonderful songs of Harold ...

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Marcus Goldhaber: Take Me Anywhere

Read "Take Me Anywhere" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Marcus Goldhaber's new CD comes on like a plate full of comfort food. This collection of 17 songs (almost half of which are original and the rest familiar standards) is done straightforwardly with the Jon Davis Trio (Davis on piano, Martin Wind on bass and Marcello Pellitteri on drums with drummer Lieven Venken on one track). Goldhaber's soft, warm voice and lyric-driven laid back style tells each story effortlessly. He also takes a couple of tired chestnuts ("With Plenty Of ...

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Marcus Goldhaber: The Moment After

Read "The Moment After" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Marcus Goldhaber's background is in the standard songs of legendary popular music writers and the legendary singers who performed them. His debut album expectedly draws its material from songs dating from the '20s-'50s, and he delivers them in a pleasing straight-ahead manner. Goldhaber is assisted by Jon Davis (piano), Paul Gabrielson (bass) and Kyle Struve or Will Terrill (drums). The format of The Moment After is simple, emphasizing the vocalist with some tasteful solos by the band ...

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Take Five With Marcus Goldhaber

Read "Take Five With  Marcus Goldhaber" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Marcus Goldhaber: Marcus was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to NYC directly after graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia. He spent five years working off-Broadway and regionally before switching his focus and releasing his debut record, The Moment After, in September of 2006. In the past two years he has played the Iridium Jazz Club (w/Les Paul), Enzo's, The Friars Club, The Hotel Benjamin, The Carnegie Club, The Ritz Carlton, Manhattan Lounge, and given ...

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Marcus Goldhaber: The Moment After

Read "The Moment After" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Jazz vocalist Marcus Goldhaber's debut album, The Moment After, reveals quite an interesting family history. Goldhaber's love of the Great American Songbook stems from the many times his mother would gather all around the 1928 Ivers & Pond upright piano and call out to young Marcus, “This one, you should know"--in the same manner that her parents had done when she was the same age as him. In a sense, this Buffalo, New York griot (forgive me, Goldhabers) was passing ...

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Marcus Goldhaber: The Moment After

Read "The Moment After" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Marcus Goldhaber has more in common with John Pizzarelli and John Proulx than Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Goldhaber is part of a group of singers who are more sweet-throated than virile. Their singing style is creamier than the vibrato-less androgyny of Chet Baker and denser in the lower range than Jimmy Scott. All of the aforementioned vocalists have shown a great reverence to the Great American Songbook pioneered by the likes of Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, ...


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