Happiness Train
GENRE : Jazz, Soul Jazz
2012-03-19   |   FSR096   |   Freestyle Records
Release Notes
Freestyle Records is immensely proud to be the new home for one of the UK's most creative and in demand musicians, Jessica Lauren. Since the early 1990s, the soulful, spacey jazz grooves of keyboard player Jessica Lauren have been a familiar part of London's alternative music scene, having in the past released her own original music on Soul Jazz Records, M.E.L.T 2000 and People Records. Jessica's keyboard skills have augmented the live performances and studio recordings of world renowned artists such as Jean Carne, Tom Browne, Dexter Wansel and James Mason and Japan's United Future Organisation, UK soul diva Juliet Roberts, as well as Jessica currently being a core member of Nick Woodmansey's space jazz outfit Emanative. Jessica Lauren Four is her latest project, nearly entirely acoustic, and is an intoxicating cocktail of her many diverse musical influences including blues and soul, jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms, combined with ambient dance music, always interesting, absorbing and surprising. This tantalizing teaser of a 12 inch single gives a hint of the musical delights contained within the forthcoming album from Jessica (Jessica Lauren Four - FSRCD/LP093) Opening with Happiness Train, this rolling and rumbling rhythm & blues inflected number has a rootsy and soul stirring feel, with absolute legend Jocelyn Browns vocals riding atop of Jessicas' catchy piano vamp, this storming anthem combines an old school feel with a cutting edge sensibility and could only be the outcome of such a 'dream ticket' collaboration. I Believe takes the tempo right down as this touching song simply drips with sincerity and soul as Jocelyn demonstrates just why she is held in such high regard as an international singing star. Finally, White Mountain is a spell binding and hypnotic blend of 21st century jazz sensibilities combined with ambient dance music minimalism and is a lesson in taste, class and style.
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Full length : 17:51 / 3 Tracks / 320Kbps MP3
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