Leah Kline | This Precious Life

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This Precious Life

by Leah Kline

The feel of New Cool Jazz on a bed of grooves and soundscapes that somehow remind you of the 70's music scene. This poet /singer / lyricist soulfully sings, whispers, speaks from and to the heart.
Genre: Jazz: Cool Jazz
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1. Climb
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2. Believe
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3. Getaway
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4. Love Unconditional
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5. New Technology Blues
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6. Summer Dream
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7. The Wolf
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8. Wildish
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9. Words
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After 7 years of singing on other people's albums, Léah Kline emerges with her 2nd album of originals. ( First being "Juzz Flirtin")
Here we feel a much quieter version of Kline, confident, lower tones. She draws the listener in and creates a very intimate, listenable album of lyrics, stories and music. The result is a New Cool Jazz feel on a bed of grooves that tastes of soul, blues and jazz from the 70's music scene.

Cord Heineking (bass) has arranged and composed most of the songs on the album. The basic rhythm section is bass, drums, keyboard, rhodes or piano. Percussion, guitar and vocal harmonies are used to color in. The multi-layering in each track lends itself well to high quality headphones listening. Breaking with the jazz tradition of instrumental solos, this album keeps itself tastefully painting a soundscape around the lyrics, using space and quietness to deliver the mood.
"This Precious Life" appears to be an ode to the fragility , beauty and humor of our modern life, according to Kline
Track number 5, "New Technology Blues" ,is the radio single as released in January 2015,
Those purchasing the Physical CD get, as a bonus track , "New Technology Blues- extended version" which contains 1 minute spoken interlude which shows off Léah's sense of playfulness and humor.
Watch NTB music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv53t5wi5qw
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Léah Kline, like many music artists, has become a passionate practicioner of yoga and meditation which is tangible in the depth and openness that she is willing to express in her lyrics and singing. This has led her to create a Concert Series in Holland, where she currently lives, of lay down, listening concerts. Savasana= corpse pose




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It has long been known that music is therapeutic. As a professional singer and passionate yogi, Amsterdam-based American Léah Kline has finallycombined the two worlds of Music and Yoga. With a low, whispering voice, Léah creates a unique atmosphere which invites its audience to really listen. Through the dynamic use of voice interspersed with silences and with text straight from her heart, she creates an extraordinary effect and, to preserve it, the audience is asked not to applaud until the end. Léah sings about letting go, about dealing with disappointment, but also playfully touching on modern themes. Savasana is also the art of letting go and the musical ingredients of a Savasana concert include her own accessible compositions, featuring Jazz, Blues, Groove, dreamy ballads, sung harmonies and free improvisation with spoken text. From this palette, Léah Kline creates a unique and unforgettable atmosphere.

Short Biography:
Léah Kline is an American singer with a varied career behind her. Beginning as a dancer and actress (including an appearance in Patriot Games with Harrison Ford), she also features in the book The JAZZ SINGERS - the Ultimate Guide 2009 where she is listed along with her jazz heroes Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Kurt Elling, Diane Reeves, Diana Krall and Dutch contemporaries like Rita Reys and Laura Fygi. Léah Kline was born in Japan and grew up in the USA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the famous Conservatory North Carolina School of the Arts. With the ‘Triple Threat’ of dance, singing and acting in her back pocket, she worked in Washington D.C, New York, and Los Angeles and toured through Asia and Europe. In Los Angeles, she discovered her passion for Jazz and in 2000 she moved to Amsterdam and landed roles in Dutch-produced musicals including “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, Van den Ende's “42nd Street” and other musicals in Ahoy. With one foot in the door, she developed herself further as a jazz artiste, first at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw: “Tribute to Ann Burton”,2004 then reaching 4th place at the “Dutch Jazz Vocalists Competition”, 2005 and following that her own Jazz Theatre Show tour! 2004-2006.She also appeared performing her own work on the North Sea Jazz Festival circuit and at “DutchJazz Day”, winining with her first album of originals , Juzz Flirtin, a mention from the Dutch Music Bond, Buma/Stemra, - Artist Worthy of Wider Recogniiton 2007. She toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and gave guest performances as a soloist throughout jazz clubs in Europe. Meanwhile, she has 7 CDs to her name: “Playground” (Finalist Dutch Vocalists Competition 2005), “Juzz Flirtin”, “Boogie In My Heart” with German Christian Bleiming, “Let´s Dance” with Bernard Berkhout and ”Keep On Jumping” with ZooT! vintage swing band , Her most recent CD (April 2015) is the New Cool inspired, “This Precious Life”, an intimate presentation of songs and spoken word written by Kline & composed by musician Cord Heineking. And there are already plans for CD nr. 9 with world famous tenor sax jazz legend and icon, Scott Hamilton.


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