Splashes of enchantment mixed with whispers of brilliance blanket the exquisite vocal tones of Ms Angelyna Martinez. With the 2005 release of her debut venture call Labor of Love by MexiScott Music, Ms. Martinez hypnotically lures the interest of jazz’s attentive populace by the tones she introduces. This is a talent that must be heard and often from stage to recording, it’s a sound that stands independently.
Stepping out with fire from the first spin "Straighten Up & Fly Right" the listener will understand that she has that certain special gift to introduce the unique and creative. At the same time throughout the project, an appreciation for the arrangements is in order. In fact, the total set up of cuts makes one understand that this was birthed with great care and insight.
What is special about this siren is her ability to address melodies. If she is in ballad mode it has the feel, passion and message driven vibes that make the cut affect the heart. If edgy and dynamic, Ms. Martinez plows the way with a sharp and vibrate vocal blade. Ms. Martinez’s chameleon-esque ability to apply her vocals to any mood successfully is rare and so very attractive to the jazz fan.
Ms. Martinez’s interpretation of Willie Wonka ballad "Pure Imagination" is by far an enchanting tribute to the original. The range of octaves and vocal sensations is powerful and well worth numerous push-n-plays.
The project exits with such class as Ms. Martinez with grace performs Arlen’s "Stormy Weather" an outstanding recreation. Adding a personality of its own with her perception of the delivery of this classic, this works extremely well.
Labor of Love has all the characteristics of stardom in overdrive. Ms. Martinez has a special way if offering jazz so it seeps into your soul bringing a new attitude to your listening experience. Take this debut effort seriously and you will enjoy many future moments with Angelyna Martinez.