Jennifer Greer | the Apiary

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the Apiary

by Jennifer Greer

Gorgeous lush vocals riding over intense, expressive piano riffs and driving rhthyms. From rock to jazz the songs and melodies on this album will penetrate you like stained glass.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Invited
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2. Honey Bee
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3. Walking Home to You
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4. Darkling
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5. Never
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6. Origami Birds
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7. A Beautiful Face
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8. Satellite
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9. Hanging On
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10. Downtown Song
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11. Stupid People Lost in Eden
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12. Shackleton's Men
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"sleek, funky, fluctuating musical patterns, Greer's piano shares the spotlight with her gorgeous voice, a voice which harnesses a sensual warble, and it's own distinct, sophisticated tonality." Ashley Petkovski, The Muse's Muse.

Jennifer's music is an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, and classical tradtions, woven into an emotional and highly rhythmic musical journey. Inspired by personal experience, dreams, the natural world, books, film, and sometimes politics, Jennifer's songs seek to find a mood and enfold the listener inside it. A true instrumentalist, she explores a wide range of mood and sound, playing the piano with an imagination rarely found in pop or folk today. As a performer she exudes a passion and joy that is tangible, shameless, and direct.

Jennifer is a New York City native who began playing piano and singing at the age of eight, then soon after turned to writing poetry. When she was 25, she took up piano again, first as a solo composer, then two years later incorporating lyrics -- and her songwriting career began
Jennifer and her moving vocals and innovative piano style were quickly noticed, and within months after her first appearances she was playing at the Towne Crier in Pawling, N.Y., and was a regular at the Dark Star Lounge in NYC.

After playing solo throughout New York during 1998, Jennifer moved to Northampton, Mass., in the fall of 1999 and began working with bassist Damian Watson and drummer Brian Peltier to form the jennifer greer trio. Playing in coffeehouses, clubs and colleges throughout the Northeast, she went on to win the WRSI singer/songwriter contest in 2001. Her debut CD "Jewel Machine" was featured in the December 2003 issue of Performing Songwriter, as one of the best independent releases of 2002. The album is a mix of funky blues, up-beat pop and intimate ballads and features live tracks supported only by percussion.

After a few years of living and working in the Pioneer Valley, writing music and hiking in the woods, Jennifer had written a great deal, and knew it was time to get back into the studio. Having made friends with talented bass player Thomson Kneeland of Kakalla, she was introduced to Warren Amerman, engineer and owner of Rotary Records. Though Warren specializes in recording jazz, his purity of vision, excellence, and enthusiasm to make a great record made him the right choice, leaving Jennifer free-reign to express her sonic vision. The result is "the Apiary", a gorgeous, vocally lush album of energetic pop/jazz, including several haunting solo pieces recorded at Signature Sounds; Jennifer's gift for winning the WRSI contest.

Now in Boston, Jennifer has teamed up with the reliable Damian Watson of Brother Mosley, and exciting Brazilian-born Berklee grad Rodrigo Bonelli. Sharing a wonderful and close-knit energy on stage, their performances are potent and sure to leave an impression.

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Joerg from Germany

A perfect album
First class songs, beautiful arranged. If you´re searching for for fresh piano pop edged in Jazz and Blues, take your chance and buy this cd as fast as you can. Her voice is balm for the soul. People who like the music of Tori Amos should listen to her music. This is a perfect album from start to finish.
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Jonah Levin

A Taste Of Honey..
Jennifer Greer has released her first full length LP that radiates from start to finish. The 12 songs on "the Apiary" transcend the listener into a world of wonderous colors and pictorial scenes. Greer's piano playing remains stellar with a keen eye for detail but the real standout on this album is her vocals. Jennifer's multi-layered voices that are beautifully woven create a glourious atmosphere that range from lush to soaring and heavenly. The songs are all expertly crafted and showcase a songwriter with many influences all coming together. Her backing musicians are also tight and assured whether playing it cool(Downtown Song), aggressive(Sattelite), or frantic (Stupid People Living In Eden). As a listener this album is a joy to share. While the moods may shift the spirit never fails to shine.
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Gian Fiero

cogent lyrics and an emotionally stimulating voice; a proven formula for critica
Jennifer Greer, an accomplished pianist/singer/songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts, sent in this extraordinary project. The jazzy/ambient flavored songs on her sophmore project combine superb musicianship with superior songwriting skills that are a punctuated by her cogent lyrics and an emotionally stimulating voice; a proven formula for critical acclaim.

Phenomenal piano playing that transcends proficiency; Jennifer's heart seems to be connected to the piano keys through her fingers which are sure to strike the emotions of anyone who listens. The first track, "Honey Bee," showcases an adroit talent at incorporating multiple melodies and alternative hooks; a technique that she uses throughout the CD. The plush harmonies and provocative guitar playing enhance the listening experience while setting the tone for the brilliance that follows.

Jennifer's deep repertoire, distinctive voice, and strong identity will easily put her on the "most likely to succeed" list of industry folks who know true talent and recognize commercial viability; a feat she achieved with a self-produced project.
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Amy Lotsberg

This is a class act.
These songs are well written and expertly performed. The piano playing is beautiful as is Greer's voice. The production is great as well. This is a class act.
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Jordan Carp

Beautiful, Beautiful and Beautiful
This is a stunning CD across the board - the songs, voice, players, production/engineering and whatever else goes into making a CD. Buy this CD now, go see Jennifer live. It will make you feel good.
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M. Morelli


Jennifer Greer's second recording, The Apiary, is a treat from start to finish. With wonderful songs, strong singing and wonderful performances (and production) from her (piano) and her exceptional band, this record, like all good ones, sounds better with each listening.
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Indie-Music.com

This is the most sophisticated, warm and seductive of piano-fueled jazz/pop
It feels like the vibes of Carole King, Norah Jones, and Tori Amos got mixed in the studio and wrapped in Greer’s dark velvet voice. This is the most sophisticated, warm and seductive of piano-fueled jazz/pop. It should be played in concert halls with tapestries draped everywhere and scented candles on the piano. It should be played in art galleries during evening showings. She is always wandering. exploring, playfully slipping into corners and reappearing elsewhere, leaving hints of sandalwood and sage in her wake.
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Metronome Magazine

Transcends the boundries of genre and age
Jennifer Greer is not only a talented singing piano player, but she's equally gifted in the songwriting and arranging department. Beautiful melodies carried on by Greer's gorgeous voice transcends the boundries of genre and age. The result is nothing short of stunning on her new album "the Apiary." These songs are destined for worldwide download.
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Delusions of Adequacy

From languid to aggressive, Greer can hold her own
This woman has one of those passionate voices that seems suited to any kind of music she could ever want to sing. Armed with her piano and back-up band, Greer takes on the world of jazz and pop with flawless clarity.

Distinct moods to each of her songs from languid to aggressive, a complex texture that only gets better with each listen; the Apiary is a stellar performance from start to finish.
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