Alexis Cole – Close Your Eyes (2014) [Japan]
Alexis Cole – Close Your Eyes (2014) [Venus Japan # VHGD-24]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:20 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,43 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,25 GB
A beautifully arranged collection of classics from the American Songbook. Alexis Cole’s voice is one of a kind, mysterious and seductive. The solos are great… melodic, breezy and moving. All the solos on the album provide a wonderful compliment to the experience. Perfect for a romantic evening for two. Just beautiful.
Called “one of the great voices of today,” Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages. Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and has won the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. She records for Motéma Music, NY. and Venus Records, Japan. Her recordings, which feature musical luminaries such as Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Matt Wilson, Harry Pickens, Don Braden and Pat LaBarbara, have received high praise in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide. In addition to her many performances at top jazz venues like Dizzy’s Club at (Jazz at Lincoln Center), The Oak Room, Blues Alley, and Billboard Live, she’s also performed at the Kennedy Center and been a featured soloist at Avery Fisher Hall with the NY Philharmonic Brass. She also trained in Indian Classical singing at the Jazz India Vocal Institute in Mumbai.” She is currently the full-time jazz vocalist with the West Point Band Jazz Knights.
This is one singer you’ll want to pay attention to. As the infamous jazz publication Swing Journal states, “We’ve been waiting for the next great singer to come along, and finally… Alexis.”
01. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
02. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
03. Teach Me Tonight
04. Cry Me A River
05. In The Still Of The Night
06. You Don’t Know What Love Is?
07. Small Fry
09. You And The Night And The Music
10. Close Your Eyes
12. Lover Man
Alexis Cole – vocals
John Di Martino – piano
James Cammack – bass
Duduka Da Fonseca – drums
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Isaiah Abolin.
Recorded at Trading 8s Recording Studio in New York on October 1-2, 2014.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-84.