This week we are featuring vocalist, Mary Jenson. A fusion of Jazz and elements of World music, Beyond, Mary's second album, has a big sound thanks to the extensive list of musicians listed on the cover - far too many to mention in the space here, but these musicians bring much to the album, a diverse range of musical styles and some electric performances. And floating on top of or riding the crest of the music is Ms Jenson and her mellifluous voice. It really is a wonderful thing - light and floaty one moment and then bluesy the next.Save
Sounds Like: Angela Bofill Fan Page, Diana Krall, Cassandra Wilson, Steely Dan
Label: Mary Jenson Music
Mary Jenson is a Performance & Recording Artist, Songwriter, Lyricist and Voice-Over Artist
Winner of Indie Music Channel's 2012 "Best Female Jazz Artist" Mary Jenson's soulful voice takes you on a journey through original music and masterfully reinvented jazz and contemporary covers.
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“Vocalist Mary Jenson follows her well-received 2009 recording Close Your Eyes (Self Produced) with an homage to the dream state with Beyond. Coming from a large military family that never stayed put for long, Jenson developed a gypsy's soul and a musical taste for the world rhythmic and cosmopolitan. ...the opener, Tom Waits' "Temptation," that really captures Jenson's world music-jazz view. Pianist Frank Martin sets up swirling smoke over the poly-rhythms of drummer Will Kennedy and uber-percussionist Alex Acuna. The arrangement is light, with moments of inventive melodic grounding firmly in in the warm climes of the Caribbean rim. Jenson's pliable voice shares these characteristics of the arrangement. She transforms this Waits ballad (sung to great humid effect by Cote de Pablo in the opening episode of NCIS, Season 6). Jenson takes away some of the humidity and adds complex undulations, giving the piece a more urgent and visceral punch. Record Label: Self Produced”