Artist: Colleen Savage
Title Of Album: Algiers
Year Of Release: 2011
Genre: Jazz Vocals
Label: Savage Music
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 45:38
Total Size: 107 Mb
01. Time After Time (2:42)
02. I Concentrate On You (5:00)
03. Never Let Me Go (3:12)
04. Riverboat (3:43)
05. I'm Hip (3:09)
06. I Wanna Be Evil (3:40)
07. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (5:01)
08. I Love The Life I Live (3:40)
09. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You (3:08)
10. There's No You (5:32)
11. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (3:17)
12. Jitterbug Waltz (3:29)
ALGIERS, is a well-paced and effervescent collection of jazz standards that showcases Savage?s distinctive, soulful style and three-octave vocal range. Stand-out tunes on the CD include, Time After Time, a swinging treatment of a joyful classic; I Concentrate on You, interpreted with poignant, lyric urgency; and I Wanna Be Evil, a playful tribute to Eartha Kitt. Savage acted as producer and musical director on ALGIERS. For a largely unrehearsed situation, Savage created the arrangements for most of the songs, including Riverboat, an original song co-written by Vancouverites Gloria Davies and Peter Bromley. But to allow for that special New Orleans flavour several of the performances take shape based on spontaneous input from the players.
Music critics characterize Savage as ?soulful and inventive,? ?dynamic,? and ?a standout?. From packed and sweaty rhythm and blues joints to concert stages across the country, she has entertained audiences for three decades. Savage?s versatility and scope derive from artfully blending sophisticated jazz repertoire with the essential warmth and emotion of rhythm and blues. This dynamic informed her work with the Vancouver band Mother of Pearl and is evidenced on her first CD, HALLELUJAH! (2006).
Savage has been a regular on the Vancouver jazz scene playing with award-winning musicians, the likes of Hugh Fraser, Phil Dwyer, Alan Matheson, and Michael Creber. She is a singer who comes on with energy and punch and has distinguished herself by virtue of her connection with the material she chooses.
?Jazz is simply elemental to a meaningful musical landscape. I need to help to keep it alive,? says Savage. ?I have always felt that songs choose you,? she continues, ?and these songs express my sense of place - aesthetic and emotional and cultural place.?
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