Bring Nothing but Your Heart

Artist: 
Sue Maskaleris
Non-Airable Tracks: 
NONE
Label: 
Jazilian Records
Album Art: 

“COULD YOU SLOW DOWN?  I DON’T HAVE A HELMET!”

Sue Maskaleris plays most of the instruments you’ll hear on the album, AND she sings.  So that’s pretty impressive right there.  Most of the tracks feature guest artists adding their own style of instrumentation.  Sue scats and sings throughout; her voice is pretty but the lyrics… well, they’re kinda weird.  So take that into account.  Otherwise, this sounds like Brazilian-style dance played in a relaxing lounge jazz format, and it has its moments.  I think the best tracks are the ones in which she is just scatting, rather than singing strange lyrics, but that’s just me.  Viewer discretion advised.

 
Sounds Like: 
Bossacucanova
Sounds Like: 
Chaise Lounge
Recommended Tracks: 
2 The Big Tiri: essentially an instrumental, featuring some light scatting from Sue; pretty hoppin’ and on point with the piano, brass, and hand drum [5 stars]
8 A Blast of Joy: similar to The Big Tiri, some scatting involved, with some more Caribbean-sounding rhythm and instrumentals [4 stars]
Name: 
Daniel Witter
Date Reviewed: 
11/11/2013