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Take Love Easy

Sophie MilmanAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Sophie Milman is a charismatic young Russian-born, Israeli-raised, Toronto-based jazz vocalist who's well on her way to becoming an international sensation. Still in her twenties, she's been a household name in Canada since 2004, when her debut album established her as a major artist in her adopted home country. Since then, she's continued to take the jazz world by storm, topping ... Read more in Amazon's Sophie Milman Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 2, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Koch Records
  • ASIN: B0026OIBQ8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,741 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Beautiful Love
2. Take Love Easy
3. I Concentrate on You
4. Day in, Day Out
5. Be Cool
6. My One and Only Love
7. I Can't Make You Love Me
8. That Is Love
9. Love for Sale
10. I'm on Fire
11. Triste
12. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
13. Where Do You Start?

Editorial Reviews

On "Take Love Easy" Sophie Milman takes another huge leap forward in a career that has been celebrated from Day One as one of the brightest stories in the vocal universe. This album reveals more nuances to Sophie's growing skills. In addition to a group of hand-picked standards delivered in her sassy and sultry style, Sophie stretches the boundaries of her repertoire by including more contenporary pop songs by the likes of Joni Mitchell (Be Cool), Paul Simon (50 Ways To Leave Your Lover), even Bruce Springsteen (I'm On Fire). But these tunes are hardly about "going pop". Sophie is all about moving the jazz vocal tradition forward in the most musically agreeable way possible.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful mix of jazz and pop/rock standards July 13, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I hunch that Sophie Milman's voice won't be to everyone's taste. For those (like myself) who do respond to her idiosyncratic--but very sensual-- way with a song, this collection is a definite knock-out. Combining selections from the traditional jazz songbook (her rendition of "I Concentrate on You" is perfection) with more adventurous choices from the pop-rock songbook (Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen are all represented here), this is a lovely piece of work featuring Milman's voice against the backdrop of impeccably arranged and wonderfully played accompaniments. Enjoy!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time to take Sophie seriously September 12, 2009
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With this album Sophie Millman should be placed in the celebrated company of Diana Krall and Jane Monheit. Her phrasing and choice of material are right on the money.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another big step forward June 17, 2009
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I've been following the career of this extraordinary young talent for a few years, and even though she's only in her mid-20s she's wise beyond her age. I like the way she treats more contemporary tunes by Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen, with her rendition of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me," coming off as extra-special. Don't miss out on Sophie.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third's A Charm December 18, 2009
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"'Take Love Easy.' Easier said than done, especially when 'love' is really 'life.' Personally, I've never been great at taking anything easy, but I am absolutely eager to learn. While 'Make Someone Happy' was a reflection of where I came from, this album hints at where I intend to go, musically and personally. These songs showcase the complexity of love and the need to simply let go sometimes. That's definitely not easy, but as I'm discovering, it's absolutely crucial, both in art and in life." ~ Sophie Milman ~

Her self-titled debut album was striking. Her sophomore album was grand. Now her third and latest album is a charm. After the huge success of her first two recordings, Sophie Milman is back and this time she's offering her fans a varied and balanced material ranging from some standards from Great American Songbook, a Brazilian jazz staple, and a few contemporary songs from the pens of Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and one of her band members, arranger/pianist Paul Shrofel.

Her second offering, Make Someone Happy, reinforced Sophie Milman's credibility as a jazz singer. It is an award-winning-album. Like "Take Love Easy," it was consistently among the top five albums in jazz charts in U.S. and Canada upon its release. Also, it ultimately bagged the 2008 Juno Award for Jazz Vocal Album of the Year. Having performed at great jazz venues such as Hollywood Bowl, Blue Note and Kennedy Center, she has really evolved not only as a singer and recording artist, but also a total performer as evident by the following accolades afforded to her amazing vocal flair and artistry.

"The sky's the limit for this exceptional young talent.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious October 8, 2009
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I have purchased this CD by Sophie Milman. I had never heard of her before, other than a partial scanned through radio interview with a local jazz Maven, who said Ms.Milman was worth giving a listen to.
She is smoky and audibly delicious; reminding me of times and sultry singer/sirens long past and making me wish I was 50 or so years younger so I could continue to listen as Sophie grows.
I loved the album's selections and the total presentation.
I await her performances in this area (South Florida) in order to absorb the live flavor of this blessed jazz child singer's work.
Purchase of every CD she makes is obviously on my schedule.
Are you sure there is no enhanced rating beyond 5 stars?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just incredible... August 22, 2010
By JJ
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On a recent road trip I finally gave Sophie Milman the time she deserves. Nothing routine about her. Just an incredible jazz vocalist. Her rendition of "My One and Only Love" might now reside in my Top Ten numbers of all time. I am no musician - so I probably need help on this - what is the instrument that accompanies her on "My One and Only Love" - a recorder?? Whatever it may be, it turns the song in something unforgettable. If you love Diana Krall, Blossom Dearie, Astrud Gilberto, and female jazz singers of this type, by all means try Sophie Milman. You will not be disappointed.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She is making progress. September 14, 2009
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My favorite of her three albums so far. A solid 5 stars, the band plays in a nice cooking style and I love her song selection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music and great sound quality March 12, 2012
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I heard of this artist on audiophile forums. The sound quality of this CD is very good, but you'll keep coming back for Sophie's beautiful voice. She has a great touch that is hard to come by these days. She doesn't over do it, but engages and balances with the music, the accompaniment, and the lyrics. Wonderfully relaxing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hurray
Great singer. Great music.
Published 20 days ago by AnitaBabita
5.0 out of 5 stars Sophie, Take Me Away
Sophie Milman is simply superb. When I listen to her smooth, sultry vocals, my mind is awash in pure aural pleasure. Read more
Published 4 months ago by John W. Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars Smooth and Easy
Sophie Milman has a very smooth almost understated style that makes for very easy listening. The overall experience of the CD is very pleasant.
Published 19 months ago by T. Bransgrove
5.0 out of 5 stars great singer
I hope that Sophie Milman is taken as one of the great singers in the history of jazz. I only wish she would make more CDs.
Published on June 12, 2012 by Andrea Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Sophie Milman is wonderful
Sophie Milman makes a kind of music you don't hear as much these days. She sings classic songs in a classic style. If you enjoy real singing, you will enjoy this.
Published on January 13, 2012 by Kevin B. O'Brien
2.0 out of 5 stars Not so good as the others
Sophie has tripped a bit. The other 2 Cds surprised me with the songs and very jazzy voice. This one is a little predictable, no surprises. Let's see the next one, soon, I hope...
Published on September 30, 2010 by Patricia A. Ferreira
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Solid Five Stars
This CD is incredible. Every cut is a keeper and she does it so effortlessly. Her phrasing, inflections and just downright sultry voice are truly amazing.
Published on August 27, 2010 by B. Perino
2.0 out of 5 stars Not unpleasing to the ear...
I didn't realize it at the time, but this was my second Sophie Milman album purchase. Quite honestly, the cover is intriguing and had the songs been equally entertaining, I would... Read more
Published on January 30, 2010 by F. noyes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great attractive album
Just look at the CD cover..Have you ever seen such a cozy shot of a gorgeous girl? What a figure...what a look. Worth the price of the CD alone. Music's good too.
Published on January 17, 2010 by thedre
3.0 out of 5 stars not the same
I liked Sophie first CD, but then her style changed a bit. She sound monotonic, and it's hard to understand her words when she sings. Her voice is pleasant, but her rang is small.
Published on January 1, 2010 by Ruth
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