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Bruce Lindsay's Favorite Albums Of 2014

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Christmas Comes But Once A Year, And When It Does It Brings... Lists. Lots of lists. Here's another.

A quick glance at this particular list makes it clear that this has been, for me, a singers' year. Let me make it clear from the off--this isn't my list of the best vocal albums I've ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sarah Marie Young: Little Candy Heart

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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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sarah Marie Young - Album Release Little Candy Heart

Sarah Marie Young - Album Release Little Candy Heart

The music video of the single “Lo And Behold" of Sarah Marie Young's album Little Candy Heart premieres today. The album will be released 14 October on SnipRecords as (high resolution) download. Sarah is a well known, versatile Chicago vocalist and winner of the Montreux Jazz Vocal competition (2011), judged by Quincy Jones. One year after Young’s self released album ...

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Dutch Hi-Res Label SnipRecords Signs Chicago Based Sarah Marie Young

Dutch Hi-Res Label SnipRecords Signs Chicago Based Sarah Marie Young

Chicago jazz and soul singer and winner of the Montreux Voice Competition 2011 Sarah Marie Young will record a full length album consisting of soulful songs with an R&B influence. The album will be produced by Marijn Kooy, owner of SnipRecords, and released by his label as high resolution download early Fall 2014. Young is a well known vocalist in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Larry Brown Jr.: There Can Only Be One

Read "There Can Only Be One" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A native of the small town of Venice, Illinois, guitarist Larry Brown Jr. is a deeply religious man with a big vision and plans for the future. Not only is Brown a musician and educator, but as founder of the Black Church Music Piano camp and the Music for the Heart non-profit organization, he is also ...

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Larry Brown Jr.: There Can Only Be One

Read "There Can Only Be One" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Guitarist, composer and educator Larry Brown Jr's debut, There Can Only Be One, has both feet firmly planted in a rich musical past but remains a modern record in its delivery and execution. There are vague hints of Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell in his playing but his style is all his own, and these faint ...

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 ...