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Sylvia Brooks

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 she reveals herself as a singer at home in just about any narrative. An intimate collaboration with an array of brilliant Los Angeles arrangers, The Arrangement was released on May 19, 2017, and is a current Grammy contender. When an artist succeeds in a particular niche she always faces pressure to repeat the performance, but Brooks had no intention of limiting herself

Album

The Arrangement

Label: SBM Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps; Cold Cold Heart; Body and Soul; Eleanor Rigby; What I Was Thinking; Midnight Sun; Maybe I’m a Fool’ Guess Who I Saw Today; Besame Mucho; The Tender Trap; Sweet Surrender; Night and Day; Never Lem Me Go; Angel Eyes.

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News: Award / Grant

"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 ...

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Article: Take Five With...

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 ...

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Video

The Arrangement

Featuring the music of Sylvia Brooks
Duration: 1:51

From jazz noir to technicolor, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks reveals a vivid array of new emotional hues on her gorgeous third album, The Arrangement.
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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 ...

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Track of the Day

Eleanor Rigby

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Label: SBM Music
Released: 2017
Duration: 4:34

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Article: Album Review

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 ...

Album

Restless

Label: SBM Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: 'Round Midnight; Boulevard of Broken Dreams; You Go to My Head; Trouble; Last Tango; Be Cool; Blue Alert; Blues in the Night; You're My Thrill; Stormy Weather; I'm a Fool to Want You.

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Track of the Day

Round Midnight

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Label: SBM Music
Released: 2012
Duration: 4:49


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