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Stevie Holland: Life Goes On

Read "Life Goes On" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Stevie Holland has blazed quite a path for herself. She is fifteen years into a career that has produced seven recordings, the most recent being the present impressionistic Life Goes On. While always refined, Holland takes her refinement to a gilded level that is almost a vapor, an essence. She never overuses her perfectly balanced ...

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Stevie Holland: Before Love Has Gone

Read "Before Love Has Gone" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'ascolto di Stevie Holland mentre interpreta standard famosi oltre a due canzoni di Gary William Friedman (autore pure di tutti gli arrangiamenti) e “Riverboat Gambler" di Carly Simon fa dimenticare tutto quello che avviene intorno. Poi al secondo ascolto si riesce a focalizzare sull'alto livello di produzione, della perfetta incisione e di come tutte le note, sue e dei ...

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Stevie Holland: More Than Words Can Say

Read "More Than Words Can Say" reviewed by Jim Santella

Words are not sufficient to describe the bright spirit that comes from Stevie Holland's latest release. You've got to hear her to understand the many qualities that make up this winning performance. She combines a highly accurate vocal presentation with deeply felt expression and comes up with the best of both worlds. While communication is her ...

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Stevie Holland: Restless Willow

Read "Restless Willow" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

With the title derived from the opening track, “It Might As Well Be Spring," singer Stevie Holland could be considered the personified restless willow. Holland has an easy vocal style that never falls prey to over-extension. She swings with a confident grace, her phrasing tasteful and accurate. These are the things that may strike the listener ...

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Stevie Holland: Restless Willow

Read "Restless Willow" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

On her third album, singer Stevie Holland offers eleven well-balanced cabaret/jazz selections. She is accompanied by a good group that includes Kenny Washington, George Small, Tim Ferguson, Noel Sagerman, Sean Harkness, Steve Kroon, Joe Mennonna and a guest shot from David “Fathead" Newman. Holland has co-written and performed with producer Gary William Friedman in the past ...

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Stevie Holland: Restless Willow

Read "Restless Willow" reviewed by Jim Santella

Singing standards with a clear delivery and a happy outlook, Stevie Holland gives her audience an intimate approach and a convincing, heartfelt persuasion.

James Taylor's “Sunny Skies" coasts along gently with a buoyant aura, allowing Holland to interpret its positive lyrics with a graceful piano trio alongside. “Zoot Walks In" brings an equally rosy ...