The search for a genuine identity has tripped up many a vocalist as they opt for the more manufactured vibe appeal But. Halie Loren is simply herself, favoring a more organic approach as a story teller. Critics recognize that she not only has that innate gift of connection but the prodigious vocal chops to pull off fresh originals and time tested standards There's much talk about "that voice" --smoky/sultry, gorgeous, graceful, and somehow earthy and ethereal at once. In 2012 "Heart First", a savvy concoction of jazz standards, re-imagined pop classics, and shimmering new originals revealed a confidently maturing artist on her own heartfelt journey. It reached No. 1 in Japan and was among the top 10 jazz CDs in Hot New Releases at Amazon in the U.S. and Canada. The year 2013 brought Halie Loren's most varied and polished collection to date, "Simply Love", with three sparkling new originals and ten radiantly re-imagined classics from contrasting eras of the American songbook. ". She's deserving of more attention, and this record is pure magic. " - All About Jazz
Matthew Treder - piano, Mark Scheinder - bass, Brian West - drums.
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