Jennifer Scott | Emotional Girl

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Emotional Girl

by Jennifer Scott

Technically flawless, soul-baring vocals with jazz, latin and pop sensibilities - soaring solos from Jennifer and her band-mates make this a must have in any music lover's collection of recordings.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Free Man In Paris
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2. Road To Travel
4:46 $0.99
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3. She's Leaving Home
5:26 $0.99
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4. Living Well
3:50 $0.99
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5. Once I Loved
6:00 $0.99
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6. Sister Sutherland
6:55 $0.99
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7. So Tender
4:54 $0.99
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8. I Will Not Waste Another Day
4:49 $0.99
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9. Romaria
4:44 $0.99
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10. You Dream Flat Tires
3:33 $0.99
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11. Real Emotional Girl
3:11 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is an artist with definite leanings towards Brazilian & Jazz - but don't pigeon-hole Jennifer Scott!

As comfortable singing Pop and Blues as she is singing improvisational Jazz, Jennifer Scott always makes a performance her very own.

This CD "Emotional Girl" is a collection of arrangements and original tunes by Jennifer. All have been carefully selected to express a wide range of emotions and 'feels'.

Included are two Joni Mitchell compositions ('Free Man..' and 'You Dream Flat Tires') done in the unique Jennifer Scott fashion - but joyously celebrating her love for Ms Mitchell's music and lyrics.

'I Will Not Waste Another Day', an uplifting original song by Jennifer, is dedicated to her cousin, Darlene and her sister-in-law, Adele - both who passed away this past year.

'Sister Sutherland' is a happy collaboration with Jennifer's bassist/producer/husband, Rene Worst.

For those who have enjoyed Jennifer's previous recordings, this is not a total departure from her love of standards and improvisational Jazz. 'Once I Loved' written by A.C. Jobin and 'So Tender' by Keith Jarrett illustrate Jennifer's deep understanding of music and voice.

After listening to 'She's Leaving Home' (Lennon/McCartney) and 'Real Emotional Girl' (Randy Newman) during the recording session, the band and production team were all moved to tears.

In the words of great Canadian musician/composer and professor of music Hugh Fraser:
"Jennifer Scott is truly one of the most gifted musicians
i have had the pleasure of experiencing both as a
performer and listener. The beauty of her vocal and
pianistic talents are deeply enhanced by the incredible
depth of intuitive and studied musicianship. She is a
beautiful contributor to the beautiful world of music.
I know you will enjoy - "

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Rob Mackie

The sheen of professionalism and the heights of emotion.
Is it possible to wear out CDs the way we used to wear out old LPs? I don't know, but I'm going to find out, because I've been listening to Scott's latest, "Emotional Girl" almost nonstop since she released it. Such is the caliber of her musicianship that I would have been disappointed if this CD was merely excellent. Her fans and fellow musicians regularly remark that her abilities are at the very height of professionalism. So, in short, my expectations were very high.

But this disc blows me away! There is that amazing voice of hers, which was always precise and controlled. You can hear it in songs like her cover of Joni Mitchell's "Free Man in Paris" and in her own composition, a redux of "Road to Travel", which would fall flat on its face without the supreme accuracy of Scott's execution. And we've all come to expect the warm and friendly tones that make even non Jazz fans swoon--such as her amazing work in "Romario", one of her continuing nods to the Brazilian music that she clearly loves (and, I suspect, loves her back) and "Once I Loved" which she nails with textbook accuracy.

But there is a new dimension to her singing on this CD that sets it apart from her own high standards, and even the bulk of Jazz one can find in the stores today: She really has shown her "Emotional Girl" side to the world. Just listen to her wear her heart on her shirtsleeve as she sings the title track. Or just try not to reminisce about your own coming of age when you hear her cover of The Beatles' "She's Leaving Home." And the track that can move the most hardened and callous jazz listener to tears is her own piece, "I Will Not Waste Another Day" (I'd have bought this CD for this track alone).

The fact that she is joined by her musical collaborator and occasional co-performer Ed Johnson surely has done something wonderful to her performance abilities. But let's be clear: Johnson is his own great musician and Scott can take care of herself. There are no crutches between them: They compliment each other in quite the same way that a fine recipe is greater than the sum of the ingredients. Nothing borrowed, but much inspired.

Speaking of inspired, Scott's piano playing has jumped ahead in leaps and bounds. She doesn't just accompany herself; she's got the performance edge that many pianists who CAN'T sing would aspire to. Her playing is, as her singing, versatile: Sometimes warm and friendly, often virtuostic ... but always accessible and engaging. You would think that someone with Scott's singing abilities would have enough God-given talent there, but her piano skills distinguish her as well. Add to that a keen sense of creativity in her own tunes and the arrangement of others, and you have ... well, the best of the best on one CD.

Finally, kudos must go to Scott's husband, Rene Worst, for the utmost in production values on this disc. Worst, just as much a driving force as Scott, was never "just along for the ride" with her all these years; and now he demonstrates the same skill in front of the mixing board that he has always had on the other side of it.

Time to go listen to her CD again.
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Rob Mackie

The sheen of professionalism and the heights of emotion.
Is it possible to wear out CDs the way we used to wear out old LPs? I don't know, but I'm going to find out, because I've been listening to Scott's latest, "Emotional Girl" almost nonstop since she released it. Such is the caliber of her musicianship that I would have been disappointed if this CD was merely excellent. Her fans and fellow musicians regularly remark that her abilities are at the very height of professionalism. So, in short, my expectations were very high.

But this disc blows me away! There is that amazing voice of hers, which was always precise and controlled. You can hear it in songs like her cover of Joni Mitchell's "Free Man in Paris" and in her own composition, a redux of "Road to Travel", which would fall flat on its face without the supreme accuracy of Scott's execution. And we've all come to expect the warm and friendly tones that make even non Jazz fans swoon--such as her amazing work in "Romario", one of her continuing nods to the Brazilian music that she clearly loves (and, I suspect, loves her back) and "Once I Loved" which she nails with textbook accuracy.

But there is a new dimension to her singing on this CD that sets it apart from her own high standards, and even the bulk of Jazz one can find in the stores today: She really has shown her "Emotional Girl" side to the world. Just listen to her wear her heart on her shirtsleeve as she sings the title track. Or just try not to reminisce about your own coming of age when you hear her cover of The Beatles' "She's Leaving Home." And the track that can move the most hardened and callous jazz listener to tears is her own piece, "I Will Not Waste Another Day" (I'd have bought this CD for this track alone).

The fact that she is joined by her musical collaborator and occasional co-performer Ed Johnson surely has done something wonderful to her performance abilities. But let's be clear: Johnson is his own great musician and Scott can take care of herself. There are no crutches between them: They compliment each other in quite the same way that a fine recipe is greater than the sum of the ingredients. Nothing borrowed, but much inspired.

Speaking of inspired, Scott's piano playing has jumped ahead in leaps and bounds. She doesn't just accompany herself; she's got the performance edge that many pianists who CAN'T sing would aspire to. Her playing is, as her singing, versatile: Sometimes warm and friendly, often virtuostic ... but always accessible and engaging. You would think that someone with Scott's singing abilities would have enough God-given talent there, but her piano skills distinguish her as well. Add to that a keen sense of creativity in her own tunes and the arrangement of others, and you have ... well, the best of the best on one CD.

Finally, kudos must go to Scott's husband, Rene Worst, for the utmost in production values on this disc. Worst, just as much a driving force as Scott, was never "just along for the ride" with her all these years; and now he demonstrates the same skill in front of the mixing board that he has always had on the other side of it.

Time to go listen to her CD again.
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Chris (in Langley)

Almost as good as hearing Jennifer "Live in Langley"! Thanks!!
I love the scat in tracks 2 and 6! Dad will love this CD too!! And I love the arrangements of Joni's numbers. (We were neighbours in North Battleford so we've always been fans of her music!) However, Jennifer, your voice, rich, full and as smooth as honey, is unparalleled! Wonderful.

Thanks too, for introducing us to Renato Teixeira's music with Romaria. (Have you ever recorded Cohen's Hallelujah?)
Thanks so much for coming out to Langley to sing for us!!
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