MP3 Anne Mironchik - Find Me
All original tunes -- beautiful arrangements. Music fuses jazz with rock and folk. ''Sweet or Hot'' really swings. A seasoned pro in every way, this EP packs a lot of talent into a small package.
4 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Roots Rock, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
Anne Mironchik strides gracefully onto the music scene with her debut recording, "Find Me".
Her well-crafted songs mix the simplicity and soul of Carole King''s melodies with the R&B spirit of Laura Nyro''s chords and rhythms. Weaving in lyrics that are sensible, without being sentimental, she explores the struggles, loves, fears and joys of everyday heroes.
Anne''s recording launches with a bass line on "I Need a Job", an all out rock ''n'' roll pleaser about middle class working life. "Next to the Sky" carries us to a romantic hide-a-way on Anne''s rich alto voice. Then, she kicks things up a notch in the kitchen with the big band swing sound of "Sweet or Hot". As the final cool, jazz chord fades on the title track "Find Me" you''ll feel like you''ve been on a smooth ride down a familiar stretch of highway.
Her red-hot band delivers the slamming grooves as deftly as it paints the delicate colors of her arrangements. The warm, "old-school" sound on this EP comes from using a real acoustic piano, vintage Hammond and Wurlitzer, electric and acoustic guitars, full drum kit and percussion and a live horn section. This is the sound that we grew up with, heard at our weddings (or other people''s weddings) and welcome back like an old friend.
Born and raised in Hunterdon County, NJ, near the town of Flemington, Anne transplanted her homegrown love of rock and folk music to the hot bed of jazz and alternative pop of New York City in 1988. She cultivated her hybrid sound at Manhattan School of Music and graduated with a degree in jazz. Anne performed steadily at live shows and in the studio throughout the New York area until she realized the time was ripe to record her own CD, which she promptly set out to do. Anne continues to live and work in New York City. She writes in cooperation with other artists in The Manhattan Songwriters Circle, an ambitious group of emerging indie musicians, who''s members have formed a record label, a publishing company and are active in NY theater productions. They perform together at regularly scheduled showcases and individually throughout the NY metro area.