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Seven

by Alison Lewis

Seven features superbly unique takes on some of America’s most beloved songs, plus several originals. Hers is a “re-imagining process,” wherein she's altered a song’s rhythm, melody, and/or underlying chords to uncover a deeper appreciation for the lyric.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Blackbird
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2. Cheek to Cheek
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3. Like a Rolling Stone
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4. Mr. Right for Right Now
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5. Seesaw
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6. Midnight Sun
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7. My Funny Valentine
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Album Notes
Straight from the mouth of All About Vocals reviewer, Constance Tucker:

"Alison’s debut solo release, Seven, features beautifully original approaches on well-known pop and rock classics such as “Blackbird,” and “Like a Rolling Stone,” along with a dapple of jazz classics such as, “Cheek to Cheek,” “Midnight Sun,” and “My Funny Valentine,” all done extraordinarily well and with complete style and sophistication. Yet, it is her originals that stand head and shoulders above most of the female jazz vocalists who are taking a stab at their own material as of late. Lewis has a knack, an ability to turn a phrase and to make it stick. A fine example of this is “Mr Right for Right Now,” an excellent example of finely crafted lyric and tongue and cheek wordplay. Topped off with Lewis’ refined crystalline voice and pleasing 5 octave range, it’s hard not to fall in love with this vocalist’s voice immediately. I can see why Hollywood has caught the Lewis fever.

Another fine original is “Seesaw,” an introspective and emotive piece. Alison evokes her full-fledged head voice, there is no lack of control, and her voice is pure and floats atop the melody like a soaring bird taking flight. She is soulful, convincing and focused, all the qualities you hope for in a vocalist. So many are releasing jazz vocal offerings these days; it is refreshing to hear a true vocalist release a defining album such as Seven.

Seven is a tour-de-force, varied in styles of jazz, what is best about today’s jazz vocal offerings, but taken to task by a highly qualified and potent vocalist. One I hope to hear for years to come. Well done, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Tracks: Blackbird (John Lennon & Paul McCartney); Cheek to Cheek (Irving Berlin); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan); Mr. Right for Right Now (Alison Lewis); Seesaw (Alison Lewis); Midnight Sun (Lionel Hampton & Sonny Burke); My Funny Valentine.

Players: Alison Lewis: vocals; Mitchel Forman: piano (tracks 1, 2, 7) Fender Rhodes (track 3) Hammond B3 Organ (track 4); Kevin Axt: bass (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6); Ray Brinker: drums (tracks 1, 3, 4) and hand percussion (tracks 3); Andrew Synowiec: lap steel and acoustic guitars (tracks 1, 3, 4); Eddie Reyes: cajon and udu (track 1); Adam Shulman: piano (track 5); Paul Eastburn: bass (track 5); Ricky Carter: drums (track 5); Jude Gold: acoustic guitar (track 5); Anne King: muted trumpet (track 7).

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