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Emma Frank

Depending on when you walk in on a song, Emma's music might sound like folk, jazz, even R&B. It's music that never stays put, full of moving parts, shifting tempos, and winding melodies. Her songs are journeys of self-discovery, framed by insightful lyrics and her warm, gossamer voice that songwriter Leif Vollebekk described as "like leather on silk." Born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Emma Frank moved to Montreal in 2006 to study literature at McGill University. It's there that she began performing regularly, releasing two critically acclaimed albums under her own name on the Montreal-based label, The 270 Sessions and performing with art-pop ensembles like She's Got a Habit and Malcolm Sailor's Songs for Voice and Brass

Article: Album Review

Emma Frank: Come Back

Read "Come Back" reviewed by Serena Antinucci


Non capita spesso di ascoltare una voce così pacata e rassicurante, capace di amplificare le nostre sensibilità, placare introspezioni turbolente, in un breve istante. La voce di Emma Frank è un corpo a sé, viaggia libera su strade lineari e lo fa con una purezza inusuale. Il suo canto è una memoria della vita e delle ...

Album

Come Back

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: I Thought; Either Way; Two Hours; Sometimes; Promises; Dream Team; See You; Lilac; Before You Go Away.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Shake Stew, Louis Sclavis, John Zorn and More New Releases

Read "Shake Stew, Louis Sclavis, John Zorn and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


After two weeks exploring the legacy of Enrico Rava, here we are catching up with more global new releases. Join Mondo Jazz in a journey that takes us to St. Petersburg (Zhenya Strigalev)—via London and Santiago Del Chile (Federico Dannemann)—Tokyo (Ronin Arkestra)—via Los Angeles (Mark De Clive Lowe), Vienna (Shake Stew), Paris (Louis Sclavis), Rome (Alice ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Get It Straight - Thelonious Monk Is Still Cooking at 102

Read "Get It Straight - Thelonious Monk Is Still Cooking at 102" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Big birthday shout outs to Thelonious Monk and Roy Kral (pictured with Jackie Cain), along with singers Nancy Kelly, Emma Larsson, Amy Cervini, Lee Wiley, Nona Hendryx, drummer Eve Sicular, trumpeter Pam Fleming, pianists Linda Presgrave and Johnny O'Neal among others; with a bounty harvest of new releases from trumpeter Bria Skonberg, pianists Leslie Pintchik and ...

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Fresh Voices: Gretje Angell, Deb Bowman, Emma Frank, and Kelley Suttenfield

Read "Fresh Voices: Gretje Angell, Deb  Bowman, Emma Frank, and Kelley Suttenfield" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The first musical instrument was the human voice and there always seems to be emerging jazz singers presenting their spin on the practice. Here are four of the more recent. Gretje Angell In Any Key Grevlinto 2019 Akron, Ohio's Gretje Angell is a third generation jazz musician and ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

Read "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week we feature new releases from flutist Haruna Fukazawa, vocalists Svetlana, Emma Frank and Jazzmeia Horn, soprano saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, plus a rediscovered Miles Davis recording, with birthday shout outs to Doris Tauber (composer of “Them There Eyes"), Claire Martin, Tom Wopat, Alyssa Allgood and Lorraine Feather, among others.

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Emma Frank: Come Back

Read "Come Back" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


It takes most artists many years and several tries (accompanied by one mishap or another) to turn the search for momentum within a composition into something elegant in which the understated beauty manifests itself naturally, as if it had always been there. New York-based singer-songwriter Emma Frank already reached that point on her third effort, last ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Dave Holland, Louis Moholo, Ben Van Gelder, Emma Frank & Other New Releases

Read "Dave Holland, Louis Moholo, Ben Van Gelder, Emma Frank & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


After three weeks of thematic episodes, we have to get back to checking what's new and what's coming up... The piles of new and upcoming releases have been building up and we could not wait any longer. So here's to a great episode with new, upcoming and reissued gems, featuring the music of Dave Holland, Zakir ...

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Article: Interview

Emma Frank: Well-Rounded And Quite Frank

Read "Emma Frank: Well-Rounded And Quite Frank" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Among today's protagonists, breaking the boundaries between what vocal jazz should and folk or singer-songwriter music can be--Gretchen Parlato, Esperanza Spalding or Rebecca Martin come to mind--jny: Boston-born and raised Emma Frank is deservedly making a name for herself. On her last outing Ocean Av (Susan Records, 2018) the singer's songwriting demonstrates the perfect balance between ...


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