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Maya Nova: Days

Read "Days" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Bulgarian vocalist/composer Maya Nova made the move from a lengthy teaching and performing engagement in Singapore to New York City, releasing Days in the creative bargain. She continues to study the seam between pop and jazz that she did on her previous Open (Self Produced, 2010), sprinkling jazz standards among interpretations of more modern tunes and her own informed compositions. Her feather-light take on Roberta Flack's “Feel Like Making Love" sets a subtle tone for a collection simply crafted with ...

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Maya Nova: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Bulgarian singer Maya Nova cut her teeth in pop, funk and jazz bands in her native Sofia, before relocating to Singapore in 2002. There, she successfully established her presence on the local jazz scene, in addition to holding the post of Main Study Voice Lecturer at the prestigious La Salle College of the Arts. Open, her debut recording, sees Nova wrapping her vocal chords around a selection of mostly standards, extracting the most out of familiar tunes with her surprising ...


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