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Jenny Scheinman: Shalagaster

Read "Shalagaster" reviewed by Celeste Sunderland

Jenny Scheinman’s third solo album, Shalagaster, shimmers with such an array of color that it could work quite nicely as the score to a silent film. In fact, with a traipsing swagger and harmonies that gleam like satin, the record recalls a bit of silver screen romance. But purely old fashioned it is not. The violinist’s ...

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Jenny Scheinman: Shalagaster

Read "Shalagaster" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Tzadik's Oracle series, dedicated to creative female artists, is now in its ninth reincarnation, after memorable releases by Susie Ibarra and Yuka Honda, among others. Shalagaster draws its strength from the warm, melodic sound of Jenny Scheinman's violin, funneled into a series of relatively low-key original compositions. Varied international flavor comes through in the form of ...

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Jenny Scheinman: Shalagaster

Read "Shalagaster" reviewed by Mark Corroto

At some point in the ongoing developments of postmodern American music, the eclecticism that is the signature of this movement had to take on a more personal approach or forever be assigned to the obscurity of novelty music. Like Dizzy Gillespie’s absorption of Latin music or John Coltrane’s incorporation of Indian themes, violinist Jenny Scheinman’s music ...

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Jenny Scheinman: Shalagaster

Read "Shalagaster" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

If you're one of the, what, couple of million or so music purchasers in possession of Norah Jones' Come Away With Me, you've heard Jenny Scheinman, who lent her big violin sound to that surprising hit—one of many astute backing musician choices made for the singer's debut recording.With Shalagaster, Scheinman has put together an ...


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