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Critically-Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Jackie Allen Releases "My Favorite Color"

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Jackie Allen Tenth Overall Recording and First Studio Album in 8 Years Set For Release May 13, 2014

“Her gift is utterly distinctive and even innovative... a masterpiece. It's revelatory and sounds effortless." —Billboard

Long known for the enticing smoky quality of her voice and the natural sincerity of her interpretations, My Favorite Color is Jackie's long anticipated follow-up studio release to her 2006 Blue Note recording Tangled.

My Favorite Color features two originals and eight standards, reaching from the thirties into the seventies. Harold Arlen and Truman Capote's “Sleepin' Bee" swings on tiptoe, replete with its verse and a perfectly melodic Ben Lewis piano solo. An organ and horn infused romp propels Joe Zawinul
Joe Zawinul
Joe Zawinul
1932 - 2007
keyboard
's “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" into a hip soul frenzy. Gershwin's “My Man's Gone Now" is reimagined as a dramatic modal voyage, featuring an eloquent bowed bass solo by Hans Sturm
Hans Sturm
Hans Sturm

bass, acoustic
and a stirring John Moulder
John Moulder

guitar
electric guitar solo.

Oscar Levant and Mark Heyman's heartwrenching B"lame It On My Youth" opens with a gorgeous acoustic guitar introduction that folds gently into Jackie's profoundly authentic and wistful reading. The disc closes with Jackie's “Call Me Winter." The beautiful abstract lyrics were composed with lines shared by the late Illinois Poet Laureate, GE Murray. If you don't know where you are, you've arrived.

“Allen's voice is both crystalline and soulful; waxing romantic and poetic... this is four-hundred-dollar-a-bottle jazz—no cheap imitation." —Rolling Stone


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