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"The Arrangement" By Sylvia Brooks Named Jazz Vocal CD Of The Month by Jazz Station / Arnaldo Desouteiro

"The Arrangement" By Sylvia Brooks Named Jazz Vocal CD Of The Month by Jazz Station / Arnaldo Desouteiro

From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks reveals a vivid array of new emotional hues on her third album, The Arrangement, a beautifully intimate collaboration with the talents of brilliant Los Angeles arrangers. Besides beautiful originals ("Maybe I'm A Fool," “Sweet Surrender," “What Was I Thinking," three inspired songs to which she contributed as lyricist), ...

NEWS: RECORDING

From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Reveals a Vivid Array of New Emotional Hues on her Gorgeous Third Album, "The Arrangement"

From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Reveals a Vivid Array of New Emotional Hues on her Gorgeous Third Album, "The Arrangement"

With her first two critically acclaimed albums, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks introduced a sensuous jazz-noir sound redolent of femme fatales and tough guys, crooked deals and deep-shadowed urban nightscapes. But no great artist wants to be typecast, and with her third album, The Arrangement, she steps out of the mist and fog into the sunlight, where ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sylvia Brooks: The Arrangement

Read "The Arrangement" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Sylvia Brooks likes to provide her music a noir patina, that smoky and dark evening tone preferred by the likes of the fictional hard men: Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and Jeff Markham. On her third recording, The Arrangement, this patina is given a high buff shine into something more contemporary, without losing any of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sylvia Brooks: Restless

Read "Restless" reviewed by Jim Olin

Part the curtains and turn on the Klieg lights for singer Sylvia Brooks, whose second album, Restless, has the widescreen scope and orchestral sweep of a theatrical production. In fact, the record has the overall feel of a soundtrack for a film yet to be made. However, the kind of Hollywood movie this music recalls is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sylvia Brooks Explores The Noir Side Of Jazz In New CD Release "Restless"

Sylvia Brooks Explores The Noir Side Of Jazz In  New CD Release "Restless"

LOS ANGELES, CA: Acclaimed jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks returns with her second genre-busting release Restless, exploring the hungers that haunt us, the passions that drive us and the compulsions that send us careening deliciously close to the edge of the abyss. Initial discussions with arranger and producer Kim Richmond brought forth several ideas. “I wanted to take ...

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December 2009: New Photo Gallery, Profile Improvements and More

Read "December 2009: New Photo Gallery, Profile Improvements and More" reviewed by Michael Ricci

Dear fellow musician:

We made several musician-related improvements since our September newsletter. We upgraded your musician profile and we added more features to promote yourself and your music. And we're also running a $100 off sale on our Showcase and Listening Party services. Please read on...

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Take Five With Sylvia Brooks

Read "Take Five With Sylvia Brooks" reviewed by Sylvia Brooks

Meet Sylvia Brooks:
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Brooks came to music as a birthright. Her father, pianist/arranger Don Ippolito, was a first-call player who performed with such giants as Stan Getz, Buddy Rich, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie. Her mother, Johanna Dordick, was a conservatory-trained opera singer, who also dazzled ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Releases "Dangerous Liaisons"

Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Releases "Dangerous Liaisons"

Some music you listen to, some music you feel. Be it smoky and sensual or fiery and fierce, we all recognize the instant when our breaths catch, our pulses race, and our hearts know. In compiling Dangerous Liaisons, Sylvia Brooks has said “I don’t feel I chose these songs, but that they’ve chosen me.” And she ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks to Bring the Glamour Back with Debut CD Release "Dangerous Liaisons"

Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks to Bring the Glamour Back with Debut CD Release "Dangerous Liaisons"

"If you’ve never heard her perform, you’re missing one of the Southland’s great talents" --Gorgeous Magazine LOS ANGELES, CA. Singer and actor Sylvia Brooks is set to thrill listeners with the release of Dangerous Liaisons, her debut full-length CD featuring a collection of songs that stretches from the palm-lined causeway connecting Miami to Palm Island and its ...