Rick Keene Music Scene – Jazz Festival Review; Cecile McLorin Salvant

A lot of women can sing. Few can raise the hairs on the back of one’s neck.

With the same ease as most walk, Salvant traverses the scales, intonations and vocal range as elegantly as a debutante at a coming of age party. Salvant does so with as much effort as flicking a fly away from the dinner plate.

Opener: Ariel Posen
July 8:30 p.m.

Last evening at La Monument National as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Cecile once again gave hope to pure music lovers. One can only wonder if Montreal’s reigning Jazz Queen Ranee Lee is smiling inside.

Obsession,Pirate Jenny,Mista,Wuthering Heights and Ghost Song. A few of the songs which further distanced Mclorin – Salvant from the rest of the pack.

Bowser and Blue

Cécile McLorin Salvant – Voice
Sullivan Fortner – Piano
Marvin Sewell – Guitar
Yasushi Nakamura – Upright Bass
Keita Ogawa – Percussion

The players above complimented and musically urged Cecile to raise her bar. If anyone in attendance had never heard or seen Salvant before and were only used to being spoon – fed the corporate backed Adele or Lady Gaga – Salvant’s show made them realize; ‘we have been tricked.’

If Cecile’s latest album Ghost Song is any indication, Mclorin – Salvant is only commencing her journey into legendary status.

Montreal Jazz Festival – All Shows Click Here

Buy Tickets For Bowser and Blue August 27th Here

Visit Marshall Potts Here

 Mental Health Information and Contact

Visit Jesse Protected.com Here

George Thorogood says;

Help Rick Support Musicians Donate Here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.