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Sara Leib: Secret Love

Read "Secret Love" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Almost 10 years elapsed between West Coast singer Sara Leib's It's Not The Moon (Self Produced, 2003) and Secret Love. Leib kept occupied with teaching, most currently at Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music in Pasadena, where she gives private lessons and teaches classes on improvisation (something, as a scatter, she knows well) and chart writing. On Secret Love, Leib displays an potent and unique arranging ability, one that recasts standards into a very edgy adult contemporary paradigm. These ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Sara Leib: Secret Love

Read "Secret Love" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A cursory glance at the track listing for Secret Love may paint it as another simple celebration of standards, but that's not the case. Singer Sara Leib takes the road less traveled by delivering ear-opening, metrically twisted, stylistically broad interpretations of oft-covered classics with a to-die-for cast of cutting-edge collaborators. Leib, who holds degrees in music from the New England Conservatory and the University of Southern California, first entered the fray with It's Not The Moon (Self ...

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Sara Leib: It

Read "Sara Leib: It" reviewed by AAJ Staff

On her debut recording Sara Leib shows great promise and talent. A straight-ahead jazz vocalist in a Dominique Eade vein combined with a Madeline Eastman edge, she fashions her own interpretations on a collection of selections right out of the jazz vocal songbook, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

Starting out this swinging set is a cool yet angular rendition of the Cole Porter classic “All Of You." Scatting is not for the faint of heart, and ...


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