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Something beautiful, tinged with sad. Swift, skillful and sophisticated.
After her fifth consecutive appearance on Downbeat’s Rising Star Alto Saxophone list, Sharel Cassity is back with a new album, and further proof of her star power.Her third release as a leader, Manhattan Romance (Venus Records Japan) finds Cassity taking on timeless songs and a timeless theme: Love. Somewhere Over The Rainbow takes on a fresh, insurgent dance like quality that emotes a sense of both longing and joy.
Besame Mucho; Gingerbread Boy; Historia De UN Amor; My Funny Valentine: Over the Rainbow; I Will Wait For You; Black Orpheus; So In Love.
Sharel Cassity: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone; Cyrus Chestnut: piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Lewis Nash: drums
August 24, 2014
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