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Yours In Song by Karen Manion

Dealing within the lexicon of the American Songbook, is the conservative way to create a viable CD project. Jazz singer Karen Manion has accomplished such..........Her repertoire including her mix of mainstream jazz to pop. However, my producer side dictates that I address the CD mix and vocal placement aspect of the project. Subjectively, I feel Karen's voice is too far back into the mix, & the plate reverb used (if any), should have decayed well beyond the back side of her voice giving it (by default) a much richer timbre. That said, I'm certainly not putting down any of the combined talent contained therein. The group 'kicks,' & Karen delivers her vocalise with a panache that is subtle, creative, defined, rich, imaginative & crafty............All blended nicely within a luxuriant palette of musical taste. Great stuff guys!!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Karen Manion
  • CD Title: Yours In Song
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Self
  • Rating: Three Stars
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