MP3 Adele Nicols - Never Let Me Go
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10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, JAZZ: Swing/Big Band
Discover Jazz Festival
Adele Nicols is quickly being recognized as a fresh and innovative voice on the jazz scene. The passion she reveals intense and very real. This is an artist you'll definitely be hearing more about.
--Jimmy Swift, Discover Jazz Festival
Berklee College of Music
"Nicols is a mega talent with an outrageous sensitivity to sound. Her enormous musical aptitude allows her to hear even the subtlest of nuances."--Craig Najjar, Former Faculty
Adele is brilliant...about as good as any living female jazz singer and better than most...an inspired singer with a seasoned style of her own.
"Nicols' passionate and fresh style awakens the listener to emotions of astonishing range."
--Hudson Young, recording artist/producer
"Never Let Me Go" is nothing if not compelling, with some of the greatest composers in jazz, including Clifford Brown, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Johnny Mercer and Jerome Kern. It includes an exceptional group of musicians, showcasing the piano chops of San Francisco's late and great Al Plank as well as Vermont's own Bruce Sklar. Sacramento's virtuoso guitarist, Steve Homan, is off the hook backing Nicols' voice and kicks his wizardry around all over the place. Also from Sacramento is the charismatic drummer, Jimmy Robinson. Then we've got talented acoustic bassists, Scott Steed of Portland, Oregon and Clyde Stats from Vermont. Now that's what I'm talkin about.
Like the artist herself, this debut CD is full of sensuality and surprise. Nicols has produced a first class album for a brand new Vermont Label, Polkadot Records. Three classic tunes are recorded live with a sextet and the other seven standards relay the intimacy of a trioand duo. Although "Never Let Me Go" is a soothing remedy for what ails you,don't be fooled. It's not cocktail hour. This girl can truly swing.
Nicols began training as a classical pianist at the age of https://www.tradebit.com spite of her obvious talent, she was shy about acknowleding her abilities. Years of travel and "wood-shedding" eventually changed all that as she gained the confidence needed to begin achieving her goals.
Only nineteen years old, Nicols spent her junior year of college in Florence, Italy. Although there to study art, she was lucky enough to have been mentored by master pianist and teacher, Vanda Scaravelli. Two years later she moved to Tokyo, immersing herself into the art, music and traditional culture of Japan's rich heritage. Her favorite thing to do was to sit in with various jazz bands at the the now famous "Shinjiku Inn" and the "Pitt Inn".
Inspired, focused and ready to work, she returned to America and settled in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here, Adele began studying with then Columbia Recording Artist, Ellis Marsalis, and soon got her first regular piano gig at the French Quarter's famous Fairmont Hotel.
In New Orleans she married and gave birth to two children. Her passion as a mother fueled her burgeoning music career, and Nicols made a surprising shift of focus from playing piano to singing jazz. Although she would later return to the piano, her new reputation as a jazz singer was quickly noticed and her fan base acquired a life of it's own.
Another change took Nicols on the road again, this time to northern California. There she studied with the legendary jazz vocalist, Mark Murphy and she became widely known as an extraordinary singer with great intonation and fresh interpretations of song.
Giving birth to two more children Adele remained devoted to both motherhood and music. Though her marriage soon ended, she was able to provide for her family by singing at night, spending the days with her children.
After three years of raising children alone, Nicols moved her family across country one more time and settled in the Green Mountains of Vermont. She has released her debut album, "Never Let Me Go" through Polkadot Records. In Vermont she performs in festivals as well as select venues throughout New England; still concentrating on raising her children, all brimming with musical talent in their own right. As they are getting older she is preparing to launch a national tour and is working on her second album.
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