Samara Joy - Linger Awhile LP (Black Vinyl)
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Samara Joy! A rising star of the new generation of jazz vocalists!
Vocalist Samara Joy, has signed with Verve Records. At just 22 years old, Samara has won critical acclaim for her remarkable voice, "rich and velvety" (The New York Times), "disarming [and] unhurried" (NPR Fresh Air), just as she has charmed fans on TikTok at least in the person of stars like Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield , and others. A native of the Bronx, Samara won an award in the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition while still in college, and appeared on The Today Show earlier this year. Samara also "delighted the audience" (WPRI) at the Newport Jazz Festival where she made her debut to an ovation from the audience.
On "Linger Awhile," Samara presents her favorite songs enhanced with modern touches, sometimes singing original lyrics, vocalizing, or using melodies of famous instrumental solos. The album was recorded at Sear Sound in New York with Pasquale Grasso (guitar), Ben Paterson (piano), David Wong (double bass) and Kenny Washington (drums), and features "new classics" including: "Someone to Watch Over Me" (George Gershwin), "Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) or "Nostalgia (The Day I Knew)" (Fats Navarro). "Linger Awhile" not only showcases Samara's timeless vocals and her musical maturity, despite her very young age, but also introduces these genre classics to a new audience.
Verve Records – B0036472-01
Can't Get Out Of This Mood
Guess Who I Saw Today
Someone to Watch Over Me