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Angela Hagenbach: Poetry of Love

Read "Poetry of Love" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Poetry of Love is an unabashedly—and surprisingly satisfying—sensual experience. Seducing the listener with her husky, alluring voice and subtle readings, Hagenbach invites listeners to participate in a maturely romantic meditation. While no individual selection represents the height of experiment or the epitome of stylization, Hagenbach succeeds where many other performers fail, sustaining a focused mood throughout the album.

Opening with a slightly hip-hop tinged, bossa based piece, “Tell Me About It,” Hagenbach demonstrates her ability to establish a ...

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Angela Hagenbach: Weaver of Dreams

Read "Weaver of Dreams" reviewed by Robin Lickel

Weaver of Dreams marks Kansas City chanteuse Angela Hagenbach's national debut. Lucky listeners already familiar with her work will know that she's been working in jazz for ten years. Previous albums, including the remarkable Feel the Magic, and touring abroad has served as excellent dues-paying and her smoky voice and musicianship clearly deserve their debutante ball.This album, a mix of ballads and latin swing, showcases her vocal skills, featured on tracks like “Street of Dreams" with deliciously dizzying ...


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