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April Hall: Fun Out of Life

Read "Fun Out of Life" reviewed by Jim Santella

The songs that April Hall has selected for Fun Out of Life contain an emotional pull that combines with memories from nearly a century of heart throbs and goose bumps. These songs send a chill down the spine simply because they're favorites and because each one contains a message that shines through comfortable musical elements.

Hall treats each selection with carefully chosen instrumentation, coloring each with appropriate hues. “You Must Believe in Spring" evokes a Spanish classical setting ...

TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With April Hall

Read "Take Five With April Hall" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet April Hall:April Hall, a Florida native, has roots steeped in southern tradition, music and culture. Her deep roots in southern gospel and blues combine with urban soulfulness and sophistication, to create music that's pure, gutsy, and unmistakably authentic.

In 1993 April graduated from the Berklee College of Music, where she received the prestigious Louis Armstrong Performance Award. She has done projects for Atlantic Records under the direction of Arif Mardin and for the ...