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In My Own Voice

by Joani Taylor

Vocal Jazz at it's best. Soul stirring ballads and beautiful dance music. She's the real deal who works her emotional layers on us using all that she is with such great respect for the material and the musicians while stirring up a compelling feast of voc
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Just Let Go
5:17 $0.99
2. The Secret
3:37 $0.99
3. Take Five
4:27 $0.99
4. Thank You For Loving Me
5:38 $0.99
5. Who's Gonna Hold Me Now
6:43 $0.99
6. Lucky In Love
3:21 $0.99
7. Peace Lullaby
6:46 $0.99
8. Dance With Me
6:24 $0.99
9. You Are My Sunshine
7:27 $0.99
10. Photograph
4:10 $0.99
11. Compared To What
4:51 $0.99
12. Jim's Lament
6:18 $0.99
13. Dance With Me (Radio Mix)
4:30 $0.99
14. Just Let Go (Radio Mix)
4:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
“The work, the will, the passion, Joani is all the things that inspire. Part of her magic is her fine control of nuances; vocals that range from a whisper to a whip.”
- The Globe and Mail

From clubs to concerts, television shows and film scores, Joani has sung in venues all over the world. Some of the names she’s worked with include; Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi, Tom Jones, Little Richard, David Foster, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Fraser MacPherson, and Moe Koffman. This distinguished list of influencers, along with years of performing with Vancouver’s top players, has now given rise to Joani’s sixth album, In My Own Voice.
Joani Taylor. Conceived and CO-Produced this live recording. Sang and wrote the lyrics for all tunes except, Take 5, You are my Sunshine, and Compared to What. Composed the melodies for Just let Go, Dance with Me, Photograph and Thank you for Loving Me . Sang her ass off literally, and is the best looking person in the band. Great music is almost always a product of collaboration and the right ensemble of musicians. And that, is exactly what we had here!

Featured Artist: Joani Taylor

CD Title: In My Own Voice

Year: 2008

Record Label: Wet Coast Records

Style: Straight-Ahead / Classic

Saxophone - Ross Taggart, Trumpet - Brad Turner, Piano and Hammond B3 organ - Bob Murphy, Guitar - Doug Stephenson, Bass - Miles Foxx, Drums - Buff Allen and Berni Arai, Percussion - Jack Duncan, and Emcee - Jay Kin

Joani Taylor is a grand Dame among jazz singers, displaying a luster in her voice that glitters with the splendor of a Queen’s crown jewels. Taylor’s sixth album In My Own Voice shows her moving from spirited swing jaunts to sultry ballads while swigging a captivating R&B clef in her vocal holster that tells you this is a woman with a sturdy backbone who possesses the vulnerability of a maiden’s heart. Produced by Taylor and Miles Foxx Hill, In My Own Voice has chiefly original material co-written by Taylor with a handful of covers. The songs exhibit the multiple facets of Taylor’s vocals while honing her singing into sculptures for audiences to behold.
She sings to a timing that she hears in head similarly to country music’s Faith Hill, which causes the lyrics to spill outside of the melodic lines making her voice move with authority and autonomy from the confines of her surroundings. She is not singing to the music scores but to someone whom she has in mind, which she puts on a pedestal and serenades with the charm of a love-soaked cockatoo. The Latin flare of “Dance With Me” brings out the sultry aspects of Taylor’s register while tracks like “Compared To What” and “Just Let Go” light up with the R&B intonations of her vocal nuances which infuse the melodies with a nice shot of adrenaline. Taylor holds her notes longer than humanly imaginable in “You Are My Sunshine” which penetrates deep into the listener’s skin, and the smooth way that she sings “The Secret” stokes a solace over the listener. Her remake of Paul Desmond and Dave and Lola Brubeck’s classic tune “Take Five” inflames a charming flirtation between herself and rapper Jay Kin. Afterwards, Taylor goes into a relaxing mode with a string of smooth torchlight melodies like “Thank You For Loving Me” featuring the lively trumpet curlicues of Brad Turner, and the “Who’s Gonna Hold Me Now” with its silk bedding of consoling piano keys played by Bob Murphy. “Lucky In Love,” penned by Taylor and Sharon Minemoto, has all the classic twinkles and cool cat strut which mark a memorable jazz standard, and the loving way that Taylor’s voice cradles the verses of “Peace Lullaby” is reminiscent of the feminine softness of Dena DeRose showing soulful caresses that feel ideal.
In My Own Voice establishes Joani Taylor as a purveyor of love sonnets. Her voice delivers words of love as if they should be an everyday occurrence. Her songs seem more than wishful thoughts and ideal illusions. They seem so real as if these stories actually happened and are still happening everyday. Her album allows audiences to enter a world filled with blissful sensations and starry romances. No one in their right mind could say no to such temptation, and most of all, the human heart craves it.

Just Let Go, The Secret, Take Five, Thank You For Loving Me, Who’s Gonna Hold Me Now, Lucky In Love, Peace Lullaby, Dance With Me, You Are My Sunshine, Photograph, Compared To What, Jim’s Lament, Dance With Me, Just Let Go

Artist's Website: http://www.joanitaylor.com

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Reviewed by: Susan Frances



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Clever, innovative and gutsy
Liked this CD. A saavy musician/vocalist who uses the full expressive range of her voice to embody the lyric and the story. Some really clever "takes" and innovative renditions, which is always refreshing. Voice is strong, if at times bordering on the underside of pitch, but ain't that jazz anyway? Definitely a CD worth adding to your collection. . . creative juicy stuff from a woman obviously sharing the fullness of her gifts and in command of her voice. Showcases the emotional landscapes very well, and isn't afraid to take chances. Cool...she goes there, and takes you along.