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.
August 24, 2014
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I love jazz because it's sophisticated, international, atmospheric yet free, cool and warm.
I was first exposed to jazz through the sultry voice and flawless swing of my mother.
I met Mark Murphy, David Linx, Kurt Elling, and Youn Sun Nah.
The best show I ever attended was Youn Sun Nah in Paris.
The first jazz record I bought was Native Dancer by Wayne Shorter and Milton Nascimento
My advice to new listeners: open your mind and your ears, forget about structure, feel the textures.
Go see live music and keep buying CDs!