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Monday, January 2, 2012, 7:30pm
Truly an evolving and expansive vocal jazz artist.
- Geannine Reid, Jazz Times online
Jazz vocalist Aimée Allen's new album Winters & Mays is that rare combination
of soulful, sensitive, and swinging. An eclectic collection of original
jazz compositions and reinterpretations of standards, it seamlessly navigates
complex waters between bossa nova, tango, jazz, blues, and swing, with a
few detours into pop and poignant ballad.
The warmth of Aimée's nuanced, velvet timbre and the superb artistry
of the accompanying musicians shine through every track. Guitarist Pete
McCann, pianist Toru Dodo, bassist Craig Akin, and drummer Jacob Melchior,
each turn in masterful performances. Accordion virtuoso Victor Prieto burns
as the guest star on three tracks, adding lush layers to already rich arrangements.
Pay special attention to Aimée's original compositions "Second Time Around,"
"Eden Autumn" and "Noah Too" (written for her nieces and nephew), "I'll
Get Along," and "Stardust Reunited." Aimée's brother, composer and guitarist
David Allen is the author of the rich, emotive ballad "We Are in Love Again,"
and co-author with Aimée of "That Day."
Aimée's inspired lyric to the Pat Metheny composition "Always and Forever"
is also included here, with his permission, as a new title, "Love Aloud."