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Jenny Scheinman: 12 Songs

Read "12 Songs" reviewed by Michael McCaw

12 Songs is an album of imagination above all else. Like her frequent employer Bill Frisell (whom she employs here), Jenny Scheinman composes vignettes that frame a world for listeners to find comfort, not just through its distant familiarity, but with enough imaginative angularity to convert the most common hue of blue into a feathering peacock's ...

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Jenny Scheinman: 12 Songs

Read "12 Songs" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

The beguiling melodies draw listeners in. The lush instrumentation, evoking the parts of an orchestra, and vibrant ensemble playing hold their attention. Beautiful tunes with hints of humor and dedicated, unselfish performances coalesce on 12 Songs. The results satisfy deep, repeated listens and remain accessible enough to appeal to a wide audience without pandering.

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Jenny Scheinman: 12 Songs

Read "12 Songs" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Jenny Scheinman has a gift for writing evocative music. She explores different genres and comes up with an interesting take on each, drawing the listener into the core of its spirit. There is more to this music than just the compositions. The musicians forge their own atmosphere, each divining the play in extrapolating the base. And ...

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Jenny Scheinman: 12 Songs

Read "12 Songs" reviewed by John Kelman

From the opening notes of 12 Songs, it becomes clear why Jenny Scheinman has been guitarist Bill Frisell's violinist of choice for the past couple of years. It's more than being a good player--although she's very, very good. It's more about a shared sensibility that allows for liberal cross-pollination of genres, and a less-is-more approach to ...