Emma Sidney | Cherish

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by Emma Sidney

Vocal Jazz Fusion of Latin, Hip Hop & Smooth Jazz: Leon Gettler says it's "joyous innovation. It’s certainly different. A jazz singer through and through, she soars when touching other idioms. An album that stands out, it keeps calling you back for more"
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. You
4:15 $0.99
2. Monday Mornin' Blues
4:19 $0.99
3. Little Sunflower
5:22 $0.99
4. What Might Have Been
5:12 $0.99
5. Cherish
3:24 $0.99
6. Spain / 500 Miles High
9:28 $0.99
7. Moves Like Jagger
3:39 $0.99
8. Shifting Sands
4:55 $0.99
9. We Goin' Be A'right
2:54 $0.99
10. America
3:36 $0.99
11. This Just Gets Better
4:08 $0.99
12. The Look of Love
4:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
Emma Sidney has won several listener awards on Los Angeles radio INDIE104 and iRADIO LA including

#3 Fall Artist 2016 - Monday Morning Blues
#1 Independent Spring Artist 2013 - The Look of Love featuring Bobby Fuego
#Numerous Top 20 Independent Artists placements

Partly recorded in New York USA and partly in Melbourne Australia, this album is a wide ranging fusion of contemporary jazz flavours, varied latin, jazz, RnB and contemporary rhythms, vocals sailing effortlessly over the top.

Many of the tracks are joyful, while the title track speaks of overcoming the challenges of childhood trauma. This album is about cherishing every day, each moment.

Cherish has received critical acclaim from well respected Australian jazz reviewers Leon Gettler and Steve Roberston.

Reviewed: Leon Gettler
11 February 2014

“Emma Sidney’s Cherish album is all joyous innovation. It’s certainly different. A jazz singer through and through, she soars when touching other idioms.

Two of the best examples on this album are her singing over the hip-hop beats on the beautifully reworked Burt Bacharach classic The Look of Love and her original This Just Gets Better. Sidney is inventive, and takes us on a journey to new and previously unexplored territory. And the originals here - the title track, We Goin To Be A’Right, You, ... Monday Mornin’ Blues  - are full of joy, the sorts of pieces that make you want to get up and dance. Her other original America is a moving slow ballad of longing, with touching and personal lyrics about her experience of the US. We respond as she opens up to us in a way that few artists do.

The production values of this album are superb. It’s beautifully engineered and the arrangements are exquisitely layered. There’s some wonderful backing from Jack Pantazis on guitars, Simon Ross and Max Haymer on pianos.  

The other part of the innovation lies in her treatment of other parts of the jazz song book. Chick Corea’s Spain and 500 Miles High are transformed, Freddie Hubbard’s Little Sunflower just grabs as Sidney skates over the driving rhythms, somehow holding it together as the ebullience takes over, and Mike Stern’s What Might Have Been is completely re-imagined. An album that stands out, it keeps calling you back for more.”

By Steve Robertson
Presenter: Sweet & Slow, Singing Years (3RPC-FM in Portland Vic)
Arts Editor: Portland Observer

“I've been following Emma Sidney's music career since she put out her first CD about 10 years ago and I was presenting Jazz On Saturday on PBS-FM in Melbourne.

Her first album was an enjoyable collection of worthy standards and got lots of airplay on my show. But I was even more impressed with her second CD Bossa Eyes from about 5 years ago. Here she includes lesser-known material, adds her own and other Australian content and mixes the selections in a mature and thoughtful manner, keeping the bossa theme up front without letting it dominate.

Her singing has also taken on added depth and sensitivity. She's always been a thoughtful interpreter of lyrics; now she has attained that rare quality of 'selling' a song with utter genuineness.

It's been a pleasure watching her career progressing so agreeably. As the presenter of two programs in regional Victoria and a music reviewer for a regional newspaper (The Observer), I am looking forward to airing and writing about her newest projects. But as an avid listener, I am even more excited about her new work and what directions she will choose for her artistry.”

Artists: Cherish Tracks 1-10

Emma Sidney: vocals
Tony Clement: sax, EWI
Jack Pantazis: guitars
Simon Ross: piano, keys
Adam Speigl: double bass, electric bass
Gideon Marcus: drums

Bonus Tracks 11, 12
Recorded in Brooklyn NY NY
Producer: Bob Franchescini

Emma Sidney vocals
Tony Clement: sax
Bryan Carrott: vibraphone
Max Haymer: piano
Jerry Brooks: electric bass
Lionel Cordew: drums

Track 11:
Big Tac MC, rap

Track 12:
Bobby Fuego rap

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