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Sarah Marie Young: Little Candy Heart

Read "Little Candy Heart" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Sarah Marie Young's Little Candy Heart occupies the space where jazz, soul and classic R&B meet and exchange ideas. On this evidence, it's a great place to be. Young's first release on Dutch download-only label SnipRecords is one of the most beautiful albums of 2014. Stylistically there's an old-school vibe going on: song-focussed and soulful. Chicago-based Young has a talent for writing songs that feel familiar but never sound clichéd or sterile--proper songs, with universal themes, memorable melodies ...

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Sarah Marie Young: Expressive

Read "Expressive" reviewed by Alex Marianyi

Who needs a drummer, anyway? Not Sarah Marie Young. It's a certainty that the Chicago-based vocalist has nothing personal against drummers, but despite the absence of drums and percussion on Expressive, the rhythmic intensity, drive and energy they normally bring to the music are certainly not lacking. Expressive's tracks demonstrate considerable variety, from tempo to time signature to style. “Goodbye To You and Me," a loping jazz waltz, features Young's sensitive and relaxed swing feel, while her ...


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