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Olivia Foschi / Press

“When the vibe is just right, you just know. Having labored in the vineyards long enough, a chance meeting offered Foschi the opportunity to go for it, and she did. With Ulysses Owens at the helm, this international set has the solid feel of a New York, low key jazz vocal date that magically provides enough heat to chase the winter away, where ever you are. Moving through originals and classics with a sprightly touch, it set works and works well throughout. Tasty stuff from a solid, new find.”

“Perennial Dreamer makes clear that Foschi, far from just another female singer, is an artist with an elegant style and distinct musical vision. This delightful record whets the appetite for what is yet to come from this unique artist.”

"Foschi is today’s vocalist, blazing the trail for a new style of jazz vocals, not adhering to traditional sounds or rhythms, but appealing to a new generation of listeners, while still honoring jazz as a tradition. She is truly original and far from the norm as a composer and as a vocalist."

“Foschi may well be the epitome of what a vocal artist is and aspire to be... To be perfectly honest, I am a bit torched on the tightly clustered pack of female vocalists hanging out in the jazz idiom but if there is one talent that deserves a label shot it would have to be Olivia Foschi. My instincts tell me this is a "when" not "if" proposition... Foschi hits her marks with impeccable timing and finesse and is a name to watch out for.”

“Foschi’s warm clear tone throughout her vocal range, and also her relaxed, rhythmic scatting style. Altogether, an outstanding début album. Her lyrics are thoughtful and well written, and the music has a contemporary jazz feel, whilst drawing on jazz tradition.”

“Foschi's alto register is reminiscent of Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries. The two singers share a similar style in the way they refract syllables and weld a soaring resonance. Supported by harmonica player Gregoire Maret in "Here's that Rainy Day" and "Everything Happens to Me", Foschi improvises on the vocal melodies following an internal rhythm autonomous from the main tempo. The lightweight texture of her timbres in "I Adore You" show her vocals taking flight here and there with a Fred Astaire flare, advancing into shots of scat improvising dotting "Disillusionment" as the twinkling of Miki Hayama's keys contour her verses.”

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