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Rachelle Ferrell: Live in Montreux 91-97

Read "Live in Montreux 91-97" reviewed by Dave Nathan

The title of this album is somewhat misleading. This is not a collection of songs covering appearances by Rachelle Ferrell during the period 1991-1997. They are from just two visits to Montreux, mostly in 1991. If you didn't know that Ferrell is supposedly possessed of a range of more than six octaves...which exceeds the four or five that Peruvian singer Yam Sumac had... you will find out quickly after putting this CD in the player...and she never lets you forget ...

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Rachelle Ferrell: Individually (Can I Be Me?)

Read "Individually (Can I Be Me?)" reviewed by Jim Santella

While her album entertains with a pleasant groove and a variety of electronic textures, Rachelle Ferrell shares only about half her true talent with the audience. Preferring instead to cover the session with background vocals, droning hip-hop rhythms and movie soundtrack effects, she weaves an acrobatic voice around originals that offer stories of romance and other personal relationships. Her extended vocal range allows the singer to perform difficult passages with ease. A natural blues and gospel sentiment pours forth effortlessly. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Rachelle Ferrell: Individuality (Can I Be Me?)

Read "Individuality (Can I Be Me?)" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Rachelle Ferrell is back, if not with a vengeance, at least with an attitude. An attitude of confidence, perseverance and hope.Jazz enthusiasts couldn't help but be bowled over by Ferrell's extraordinary technique on her 1995 Blue Note album, First Instrument. And then, nothing. Reports of occasional performances here, irregular publicity there. What happened to her?We may never know, except that Ferrell has moved from Philadelphia to New Mexico and has attained the peace that many find ...


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