Modern

Artist: 
Hristo Vitchev Quartet
Label: 
Hristo Vitchev

The Hristo Vitchev Quartet are made up talented musicians Hristo Vitchev on guitar, Jasnam Daya Singh on piano, Dan Robbins on bass, and Mike Shannon on drums. It is obvious in their album Light and Shadows the great amount of passion they have for jazz and dedication to playing it. The quartet works well together, each play beautifully without overcoming the other. However, the guitar is the generally the mainstage feature. This album is very jazzy, with little funk or blues influence. While the jazz does sound modern, there is nothing incredibly new about it.

Sounds Like: 
Mike Moreno
Sounds Like: 
Jonathan Kreisberg
Sounds Like: 
Peter Bernstein
Name: 
Grace Penry
Date Reviewed: 
01/30/2018
Artist: 
Maya Rae
Label: 
Cellar Live Records

From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Maya Rae’s voice is mind blowing. Just listening to her album, I thought she was 30 years old, but after looking at her bio, I found out she’s 14! Her voice is so mature and sounds like a mix of Alicia Keys and Michael Bublé if he went through a jazz phase: it’s so smooth and easy to listen to. Her vocals shine through the accompanying melody of the piano, sax, and tenor, which really showcases her phenomenal singing talent.

Sounds Like: 
Alicia Keys
Sounds Like: 
Michael Bublé in a jazz phase
Name: 
Caitlin Fung
Date Reviewed: 
10/20/2017
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