Kosi | One More Cup of Coffee

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One More Cup of Coffee

by Kosi

Kosi's debut album features an ethereal duet between an accomplished jazz guitar accompanist and a dramatic, emotionally evocative singer-songwriter.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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2. One More Cup of Coffee
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3. Little Miss Generous
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4. The Coldest Summer
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5. Karen
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6. Autumn in New York
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7. Need Your Love
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8. The Last Shot
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9. Marlene
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10. Once and Future
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Akosua Gyebi, known as Kosi released her debut album One More Cup of Coffee. Deeply rooted in the New York scene, Kosi weaves along guitarist Aron Marshak powerful melodies in graceful style. From folk, blues, to jazz, Kosi captures urban tales in a contralto emotive tone.

Indeed, with a voice husky with emotion, Kosi sings her heart out. Singing about love, reflecting upon urban life or just whistling upon guitar riffs, Kosi is generous with her approach to voicing rhythm. A delicate touch reminiscent of Tracy Chapman, some blues influences, and simple words are components of Kosi's approach to jazz."

-- Mehdi El Mouden for All About Jazz
read the rest at http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=45669

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Her voice is strong, and shows excellent control and skill. But what truly impresses the listener is the raw sincerity and honesty of each song. These are not mere imitations of jazz standard styles that form a nail upon which the vocalist hands her chops. This is poetry; as real as anything Joni Mitchell or Cassandra Wilson would write. The listener is left with the inescapable impression that they know Kosi intimately. One experiences the subject of the song through the powerful lyrics and emotional delivery of the song. This is especially true due to the raw, stripped down line up of guitar and vocals: there is no place for the essence and mood of the song to hide; and Kosi doesn’t hide anything, holds nothing back, and gives everything. There is no escaping Kosi’s heart: you experience what she has experienced. Her stories are those of someone who has experienced life, lived as deeply as anyone could, and knows how to tell her story.

If you want a contrived, overly thought out production designed to make a specific impression conforming to standardized musical marketing demographics, do not listen to this CD. The music here is as real as it gets.

-- Dawoud Kringle for Doobeedoobeedoo NY
read the rest at http://www.doobeedoobeedoo.info/2013/12/16/cd-review-kosi-one-more-cup-of-coffee-new-york/

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"Kosi’s voice is powerful, firmly rooted in jazz, drawing heavily on the blues, and especially well suited to the solo voice with guitar context. Marchak’s command of the guitar is impressive: his use of walking bass lines, arpeggiated and comped chords, and melodic runs constitute a rich orchestration from a single instrument. Each track has abundant space for extended improvisations from both Kosi and Marchak."

-- Mike Oppenheim
read the rest at http://mikeopmusic.com/2013/12/01/album-review-kosi-one-more-cup-of-coffee/

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