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Music Releases (more headlines) 02-20-2013

Early Raves For Amanda Brecker's 'Blossom': “A Welcome Change In A Musical Landscape Dominated By Glitz, Glamour And Shallowness” -- Decca CD Out 2/26

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“A Welcome Change in a Musical Landscape Dominated by Glitz, Glamour and Shallowness” - AbsolutePunk


Terrific Early Reviews, as Amanda Brecker’s ‘Blossom’ Pays Tribute to Carole King and James Taylor


Decca CD, Produced by Jesse Harris (Norah Jones,) Out 2/26 


Concerts Confirmed for New York and Los Angeles



Early reviews have praised singer-songwriter Amanda Brecker’s upcoming Decca CD ‘Blossom’ as “A welcome change in a musical landscape dominated by glitz, glamour and shallowness” (AbsolutePunk) and have highlighted “the elegant clarity of her vocals” (BlogCritics). On the 12 song collection, set for a February 26th North American release, Brecker pays homage to Carole King and James Taylor, and commemorates the 40th anniversary of ‘Tapestry’. The warm, understated album was produced by Grammy winner Jesse Harris (Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, more,) and features musicians from the original ‘Tapestry’ recordings.


With showcase events set for New York City (2/26 at Rockwood Music Hall and 3/14 at Birdland) and Los Angeles (3/20 at Vibrato, Bel-Air,) Brecker will continue to introduce herself to American audiences following three successful and award-winning releases in Japan in recent years.  Concert details here: http://www.amandabrecker.com/site/shows


On ‘Blossom,’ “Brecker channels Carole King” (Record-Journal,) as the young artist shows a graceful respect for the seminal music, infusing each track with a delicate touch that is matched by Harris’ restrained production. From ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ to ‘So Far Away’ to ‘It’s Too Late,’ ‘Blossom’ is filled with beloved songs that hearken back to another era. A Bonus Track, Brecker’s original ‘You Were Mine’, rounds out the winning collection, and reinforces her emerging status as a breath of fresh air in a noisy pop world.


BLOGCRITICS – CD REVIEW - excerpts
BY Jack Goodstein - 2/5/13 – Read the full review, here:
http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-amanda-brecker-blossom/

“…Performed with an understated delicacy that truly honors the originals. Produced by Grammy winner Jesse Harris, who obviously has the good sense not to mess with a good thing, the music is front and center. He keeps things simple and allows Brecker to carry the weight of the album with the elegant clarity of her vocals. Brecker has the kind of crystalline voice that mines the gold in these songs.”  

“For many of us they are the songs of our life. For those who don't know them, you have to wonder what rock they've been hiding under.” "…These are songs that in many ways defined a generation. It is to Brecker's credit that she doesn't cheapen them with glitz. She has a beautiful voice, and she does them full justice. It's hard to ask for anything more.”


ABSOLUTE PUNK – CD REVIEW - excerpts
By Greg Robson, 2/13/13 – Read the full review, here:
http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?p=119049931#post119049931

“Amanda Brecker's new album Blossom is such a welcome change in a musical landscape dominated by glitz, glamour and shallowness. “

“Standouts include the affecting "Something In The Way He Moves," a sultry and subdued version of "Natural Woman," and a near-perfect rendition of "So Far Away." “Whether its the simple grace of "Sweet Baby James," or the tenderness of "You've Got a Friend," Blossom has a suppleness that gives it a life all its own. Subtlety and restraint are two facets criminally overlooked in contemporary music and both Harris and Brecker seem to understand that.“



THE RECORD JOURNAL (CT) - CD review
By Jim Pasinski, 2/17/13 - excerpts
http://jpsmusicblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/cd-review-amanda-brecker-channels.html   

“Amanda Brecker Channels Carole King on “Blossom”
“Brecker’s vocals breathe new life into these recordings.”



Amanda Brecker is no stranger to the music world – her parents are respected jazz artists, Brazilian pianist/singer Eliane Elias and trumpeter Randy Brecker – and she’s been an active participant in the recording studio since she was a child.  Over the past four years, Brecker has built a name for herself as an award-winning singer in Japan, releasing a series of albums and ultimately signing with Universal Japan, with ‘Blossom’ as her label debut. The album now sees its North American release via Decca.   


Contributing musicians on ‘Blossom’ include Russ Kunkel (drums) and Lee Sklar (bass,) two renowned performers who were part of the original “Tapestry” recording sessions.  ‘Blossom’ was recorded and mixed by Darrel Thorpe (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Radiohead, etc.) in Los Angeles, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC.


Visit Amanda’s website: http://www.amandabrecker.com/#
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amandabreckermusic

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