Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Hoje 2 de junho, grande dia para o mundo da música. A maravilhosa e talentosa cantora Canadense de Jazz Sophie Milman lança o seu terceiro e tão esperado cd "Take Love Easy" nos Estados Unidos e Japão simultâneamente.

O disco já teve lançamento antecipado no Canadá no dia 5 de maio. A partir de hoje está sendo disponibilizado nas lojas americanas e japonesas, e para o restante do mundo através da amazon.com.

No final da postagem clique para degustar um aperitivo da apresentação que ela fez da musica título do album na TV Canadense no dia do lançamento em maio e terá uma idéia de que tanto a seleção musical , acompanhamento primoroso e interpretação impecável da cantora tornam o trabalho num "must have".

Sophie Milman - Take Love Easy (Koch)Released - May 5, 2009 (Canada) June 2, 2009 (US)

There’s a lot to like about this third release from Sophie Milman, the Canadian singer whose steady rise through North America continues to gain momentum. Appearances at the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl last year; you can find her DVD “Live In Montreal” in the racks at “Best Buy,” for heaven’s sake.

This release should continue the upward trajectory for Ms. Milman. There’s everything to like about her delivery, which sits somewhere the intersection of swing and seduction. That requires not only good production (thanks, Steven MacKinnon), but also the talent to pull it all off. Ms. Millman continues to mature as an artist - and as much as I liked her earlier two discs, this one is her best yet.

“Take Love Easy” topped the iTunes Jazz chart in Canada right after its release last month, and there’s no reason that this one won’t take off in the US, as well. The title track is the one that’s pushed as the first single from this disc - Duke Ellington’s “Take Love Easy.”

The disc is heavy on covers of pop tunes; yet Ms. Milman’s silky styling and the new arrangements put a slightly different point on many of these familiar tracks. Among them - Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” and Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.”

I’d worry about the market for this kind of pop-tinged jazz; it seems to be shrinking a little, with the demise of so many “Smooth Jazz” radio outlets. On the other hand, I don’t get paid to worry about those things - I simply enjoy the music. And there’s much to enjoy about this one. Highest recommendation.

Ms. Milman’s Canadian management company, Linus Entertainment has made one of the tracks from “Take Love Easy” available for download. It’s “That Is Love,” an original, penned by Ms. Milman’s pianist, Paul Shrofel. It’s available here.

Tradução - Humberto Amorim


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