MP3 Typhanie Monique and Neal Alger - In This Room
"This new recording invites the listener into every funky chamber of the soul/pop/jazz house where Monique''s and Alger''s collaborative artistry dwells." -- Ed Enright, Downbeat magazine
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, URBAN/R&B: Soul
Typhanie Monique and Neal Alger have been performing their brand of soul-infused jazz for over six years now. Spawned from a weekly residency at Chicago’s famed jazz venue Pops for Champagne, the duo has carefully honed their groove-oriented versions of jazz standards, pop/rock songs, and material from the R&B/Soul genre. While some of the duo’s music has emerged spontaneously, as in the original composition “I Don’t Care”, tunes like “Wonderful” have relied more on craftsmanship and subtle reworkings. Whether the song is old or new, played off-the-cuff or tightly arranged, however, all of them contain a strong undercurrent of groove and soul which gives Typhanie and Neal’s duo a distinctive musical personality within the jazz world. Intrinsic, their first release, has enjoyed airplay in every major city and music critics have unanimously given it high ratings. In support of Intrinsic, Typhanie and Neal have performed in New York City, San Francisco, Denver, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, and many other cities throughout the country. Armed with a varied repertoire and a stage persona that exudes intimacy, the duo appeals to long-time jazz lovers as well as younger audiences that enjoy the contemporary material. Indeed, the vibrant music created by the duo on their brand new 2nd release In This Room will persuade you to occupy their unique space and feel welcome.