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Being In Love

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Diehard Bill Withers fans might have a hard time imagining an interpretation of his 1977 hit "Lovely Day" that transmits more joie de vivre than the original, but Oakland-based soul singer Amikaeyla provides such a version on her new feel-good album, Being in Love. In fact, she all but transforms the song, substituting Latin conga fills (by Sheila E.) for the original funk beat, and using warmer harmonies to blur out Withers' ever-so-slight aura of melancholy. (Even lyrics about the punishing rays of dawn sound light and bright when issued from Amikeyla's lips.) Steeped in many forms of music as a child she played classical piano, viola, Indian flutes, and a whole battery of percussion instruments the singer reveals her omnivorous tastes in the tune selection for this album, which includes several standards, a few Latin tunes, and a traditional hambone, in addition to the Withers cover. Amikaeyla renders each song in the style of a jazz singer, crooning and swooning over her vowels, festooning her melodies with vibrato, and adding vocal adornments the way a painter might add a thin coat of shellac. "[H]er renditions of other traditional love ballads namely, "Dreamer" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and "Better Than Anything" by David Wheat and Bill Loughborough are resplendent, each of them modernized and bolstered by a large string section. Not surprisingly, the standout track is also the simplest: "Hambone," a traditional blues song from the American South, features percussion and hand-claps from local folk artist Linda Tillery. A small anomaly on an album of love ballads, it shows that Amikaeyla is also capable of extracting joy from everyday life. (RootsJazz Records) --Rachel Swan

Today the mail carrier brought be tidings of great joy which shall be unto all people...at least on August 28th when Amikaeyla drops her new release Being In Love. Amikaeyla's stunning mezzo-soprano voice only adds to the organic nature of tunes that run the sonic spectrum from Lionel Hampton to Bill Withers and all with a seamless ebb and flow that literally has one wondering where the time went when the release ends. Amikaeyla is blessed with the rare gift of artistic connectivity to her audience, she transcends the mere vocals of a tune to go from singer to story teller taking the audience along for a delightful journey into her forward-looking artistry. Trying to tie Amikaeyla down to a specific style or genre is a daunting task as this multi-talented vocalist can as my friend Randy Jackson would say, " can sing the phone book and make it sound good!" From more traditional jazz vocals to hambone, Amikaeyla looks at her artistry and place in the jazz community as a purveyor of roots music which may be the most fitting description of her talent. Respecting tradition yet forging her own path has Amikaeyla primed to start turning heads when the new release hits the streets later this month. While the supporting cast would be considered first call by the most reasonable of standards, Esperanza Spalding and percussionist Sheila E. both make welcome appearances along with stellar guitarist and co-producer Ray Obiedo. In terms of material we find "Abre Mi Corazon" which is sung in Spanish and English and is her tribute to Afro-Peruvian vocalist Susana Baca. "Hambone" is a vocal collaboration with Linda Tillery involving the rhythmic slapping of the chest and thighs with part traditional and part improvisational lyrics. The Bill Withers classic "Lovely Day" has been covered a great deal over the past year or two but never better on this release. This particular version highlights a pizzicato solo by esteemed bassist Esperanza Spalding. There is a simple conceptual idea that runs throughout this delightful release, music both spiritually uplifting and soothing to the soul. I refer to this release as songs to cleanse the sonic palette. One of the more intriguing tunes would be the interpolation of the Doobie Brothers' hit "Takin' It To The Street" into a traditional Brazilian Capoeria song "Parana E'" While the song is a personal song of activism for Amikaeyla the release itself is not steeped in the polarizing political rhetoric of the day, that is for the listener to decide. I've reviewed more female vocalists this year then I could have possibly imagined with most the musical equivalent of bubble gum. When you chew gum it is great and full of flavor, toss it away and you quickly forget about it. Amikaeyla is a vocalist that goes in the memorable pile and Being In Love is a release you will find yourself coming back to again and again! --Brent Black @criticaljazz

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  • Audio CD (August 28, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RootsJazz Records
  • ASIN: B008Q2GXBE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
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