New York, NY. - A sensuous blend of jazz rhythms pulses through Echo (Sunnyside), a collection of songs bound together by the unforgettable resonance of Alyssa Graham's extraordinary voice. Its eleven tracks reveal musical influences from around the globe, all while maintaining the thematic feel of a deeply personal, well-told and eternal love story. With seven original tracks, four classic songs round out the album, including a delicately yearning version of Paul Simon's America" that speaks to journeys closer to home.
Graham conveys each story with the experience and passion of a world traveler who has visited every continent but Antarctica. Her expeditions provided her with lasting musical inspiration, from Brazil's Rosa Passos to India's Lata Mangeshkar to Benin's Lionel Loueke. Produced by Jon Cowherd (Brian Blade Fellowship, Lizz Wright), the album serves as a musical travelogue that traces the arc of a modern-day love affair, beginning with the disc's first single, Pictures of You."
Echo will be released July 29th.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ALYSSA GRAHAM
...beautifully controlled and sumptuous voice." - All About Jazz
Comforting, exciting and spellbinding." - Eleni Gage, People Magazine
Wows listeners with plush poignancy." - The New York Press
...lovely and haunting." - Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker
She's something special! Her voice is so natural and her sound truly unique." - Luciana Souza (Grammy-winning vocalist)
Alyssa Graham is a true voice. Pure, beautiful, natural, honest and effortless as speech itself. Her distinct style is sure to 'speak' to you as it has 'spoken' to me." - Wycliffe Gordon (Jazz Journalists Association's two-time Trombonist of the Year)
TRACK LISTING 1. America 2. Pictures Of You 3. Echo 4. Arkansas 5. My Love 6. Butterflies 7. I Burn For You 8. Involved Again 9. Once Upon A Summertime 10. Coming Home 11. Izaura