Thursday, July 02, 2009

SmoothViews review of It's That Girl Again

"We are just so pleased she's back bringing us jazzed up pop music that doesn't sound like it was manufactured by bean counters to fit the specifications of a focus group's consensus. This is beautifully crafted, lyrically inventive music that sounds like nothing else out there. And that voice! More clear and pure than ever and able to glide effortlessly over the fastest grooves and shift from high to low without losing a beat."

I've enjoyed Shannon West's smart, nail-on-the-head commentary on pop-jazz for many years now. Unsurprisingly, she cues right into the essence of ITGA in her review on the sharp Smooth Views site.

6 comments:

  1. Krysia5:25 AM

    Love to read reviews like this one!

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  2. That is a wonderful review - hopefully more album sales from this... totally on the mark!

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  3. YES! Wake up world! BTW - Did anyone notice that Danny pronounced "Basia" almost like "basher" in the various interviews? I realize we're dealing with a British accent. Has there ever been discussion as to why Basia took that name? Was there an intentional play on words? Just curious.

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  4. Krysia3:12 PM

    Lynn, I don't know if there was any intentional play of words but in Polish Basia is simply diminutive for Barbara.

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  5. when is this wonderful wizard woman going to be touring

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  6. Thanks Krysia. I knew her name was Barbara. I didn't know the "Polish diminutive" piece. I think it would be a very clever play on words. Led Zeppelin tried to do the same thing with "D'yer Maker." It's pronounced "Jamaica," reflecting the character of the song. Bonzo had been experimenting with various drumming techniques and Robert Plant wrote a song over it.

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