MP3 Lisa Sokolov - Lazy Afternoon
Courageous, adventurous and heart and soul opening, vocal artist Lisa Sokolov stretches the envelope bringing Jazz vocals into the 21st century.
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, JAZZ: Free Jazz
What the critics are saying about
"Sokolov sounds like no one else...Her rendition of "Over the Rainbow" Is intensely beautiful and... should kick her to the ranks of Cassandra Wilson and the other divas. Lazy Afternoon is already one of the years best releases...The hands down winner in the warbling department Much more please Ms. Sokolov. " Jazz Now
"Lisa Sokolov stretches the envelope of jazz singing. She is courageously adventurous. Three stars." (Highest rating) LA Times
"Lazy Afternoon is a triumph of her voice and her musical vision. It is as compelling as a stunning diva''s most intimate turn; it draws you in, holds you fast, never pushes you away, and finally lets you down gently and fulfilled." Howard Mandel
"Lisa Sokolov''s mysterious, yet seductive voice beckons, even after the climax of the tenth track. Sokolov delivers a poignant, breathtaking vocal on, "Over the Rainbow", which requires a moment of reflective contemplation to absorb its beauty. Encompassing the entire album, Sokolov repeatedly bears her soul through her vocals, and what a beautifully deep, original soul she has." Victory Review
"Lazy Afternoon is an amazing and peerless vocal record...Stunning. It is an important contribution to the mainstream body of vocal style developed by Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald. The combination of bare honest sentiment and vastly versatile lyric inducts Sokolov into the pantheon of jazz divas. Lazy Afternoon is an exquisite album of the level of technical excellence that comes along all too rarely." Daily Tribune Michigan
"Sokolov is a unique vocalist who has developed an arresting persona as a jazz singer. She has ''can''t miss'' written all over her. Cadence Magazine
" Those who are weary of dime-a-dozen Sarah Vaughan clones and Ella Fitzgerald wannabees should search for this chance-taking effort." Alex Henderson WhereHouse Music
"I haven''t listened to jazz vocals like this in quite a while and I listen to a LOT of music. Freedom of spirit abounds and will pick you up from whatever pit you''re in! Cool beyond belief! If you don''t purchase ANY other music this year and if your forte is jazz, GET this one. It''s gonna be around for a LONG time to come! MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" Improvijazzation Nation
"A personality all her own, Lisa Sokolov''s Lazy Afternoon is intelligent, intent, relaxed and funky throughout. She keeps the listener right with her and makes every line a new experience. A ride well worth taking." Crossroads Weekly, Albuquerque
Jazz Harvest; The Choicest fruits of 1999; Musical adventurer, Lisa Sokolov''s Lazy Afternoon is unforgettable...a tour de force...a thing of beauty.
Westchester County Weekly
"Lazy Afternoon is delirious... delicate... florid and fantastic!" Village Voice
"Sokolov makes you feel anything in life is possible"