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Take Five with Aaron Akins

Read "Take Five with Aaron Akins" reviewed by Aaron Akins

Aaron Akins' music is something out of the ordinary. After all, a voice strongly reminiscent of Nat “King" Cole wrapped up in a sophisticated urban beat is not something heard every day. Stir the ingredients, jazz it up a little, and Aaron Akins might be it. Produced by Darryl Swann (Macy Gray), the singer's second studio album Love is All Around combines the tradition of Great American Songbook. Songs like “Mona Lisa," “Let There be Love" and “Nature Boy" were absolutely ...

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Aaron Akins: Thinking Love

Read "Aaron Akins: Thinking Love" reviewed by Esther Berlanga-Ryan

Aaron Akins' music is something out of the ordinary. After all, a certain reminiscence of the voice of Nat “King" Cole wrapped up in the arms of a sophisticated Urban beat is not something heard every day. Jazz is an alive music. Its rawness leaves an open door for pure artistry to grow and develop at its own speed; and whether it is under the influence of Urban music, a rather elegant hip hop vibe, or a classic ...


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