Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor

3 May

CaroEmerald

A review appeared in The Times today for the second album from Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald, calling it “an enjoyably unauthentic dip into past times’.  Which is pretty much how I’d describe this, her debut, from 2010 but unlike that reviewer, I’d be more generous towards Ms Emerald.

In a way, Deleted Scenes it is a concept album –  insofar as it magics up another world: an exotic, retro-style, Latino-flavoured,  jazzy, poppish, dance-y, mixture of songs done with good humour and a sense of tongue-in-cheek fun from a very accomplished singer. Absolutely music to make you smile!

Some of the tracks got very heavy airplay (‘Back It Up’; ‘That Man’; ‘Riviera Life’ and ‘The Other Woman’) when they were released as singles and the rest are not bad either.  I shall probably buy the new one at some point.

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2 Responses to “Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor”

  1. esther millson September 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Have you? Bought the next, that is?

    • alastairt September 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

      Not yet – I’m a cheapskate and will probably wait until it drops a bit in price!

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