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Lisa Bernstein: Free Me for the Joy

Read "Free Me for the Joy" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Lisa B's Free Me For the Joy has a contemporary feel, a mixture of live band on some cuts, and programmed background on others. The entire program consists of Lisa B originals, with the exception of “Trane's Ride," which uses Trane's “Naima" in the background. They're devoid of cliche and formula, and most tunes have thoughtful, creative lyrics. Her half- spoken, half-sung rappish style on “Turning It Around," “Virtual Kiss" and several other passages doesn't really do much for me. ...


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