LAUREN WHITE is an accomplished vocalist who successfully blends the worlds of Jazz and Cabaret.
Edition, adaptation, enlargement and comment
by TONI BASANTA from Fairfax, Vermont, USA
With the release of her CD “Meant To Be” LAUREN brings a fresh take on an eclectic collection of music from great composers like Matt Dennis, Earl Brent, Dave Frishberg, Alan Broadbent, Melody Gardot, John Coltrane, Carol King, Joshua Redman, Stephen Sondheim, Leah Worth, Bobby Troup, Susan Werner, Jane Paul, Bernard Ighner, and Brazilians Jorge Ben Jor, Ivan Lins and Vitor Martins.
Featuring arrangements by pianist QUINN JOHNSON (From the Grammy Winning “Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band” and Steve Tyrell’s longtime Musical Director) and ELI BRUEGGEMANN (currently the Musical Director of “Saturday Night Live”).
LAURENT WHITE’s “Meant To Be” crosses genres with its compelling vocal performances and thrilling instrumentals, oriented through Jazz, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Tropicalismo sources – living in perfect harmony, while sided by some of the most innovative musicians of the US.
Trey Henry (also bassist / producer of The Tierney Sutton Band), Ray Brinkler (d), Kevin Winard (perc), Bob Sheppard (tenor sax), Bob Mann (eg), Kleber George (eg & vocals), Clifford Bell (bg vocals / and executive producer) and Hussein Jiffry (ab).
MEANT TO BE was produced by pianist and mesmerizing arranger Quinn Johnson
My second comment
I received this album by singer LAUREN WHITE around 2014, and presented it first in my radio show SABROSO GUARAPO @ 105.9 FM “The Radiator” a community radio station in Burlington, Vermont. http://www.theradiator.org
For that weekly show, I designed a segment which I named CON FILIN = WITH FILIN to present THE AMERICAN SONG BOOK, THE CUBAN BOLERO and LA BOSSA NOVA BRASILEIRA, and open a space for the Romantic Music.
LAUREN WHITE’s release was a huge success from the first bar !!!!!.
In CON FILIN, the dialogue was with Voices first class as hers, and Instrumental Jazz, Classical and all forms of Instrumental Music.
ALL the Musicians mentioned above, have been in my playlists since 2006, year that I moved to VERMONT, USA, from Havana, Cuba, where I had been a broadcaster since 1989.
It’s a pleasure today to mention and bridge their talents in my Music Blog.
SINGER LAUREN WHITE has other three Jazz albums, which I’ll be glad to revue as well as this. A new presentation of some of her Songs will be sounding in our radio show next SUNDAY MARCH 12, 2017, celebrating The International Woman’s Day, which is MARCH 8th, but as our shows are BIG IN WOMEN, she’ll be with us flavoring our transmission with her distinctive and charming presence.
DJ Host of The Cuban Bridge on the radio and on television