Smooth Jazz lovers will like Nura. Her vocals are playful on "Hangin'" a funky, rap inspired number. The background vocals are tight as are the rest of the musicians on this CD. I especially enjoy "We're Not Alone," an easy dance number or Nura's scatting on "Secret." The opening piano solo on "Luminescence" is a little long and there are no real vocals, just doodling along. But the instrumentals are clear, crisp and enjoyable. This album professes to cross musical boundaries and it does it so eloquently.
Artist / Group Name:Nura
Record Label:Start Music Productions
Tracks:Were Not Alone Falling Rue Clarendon More Lemons Please Hangin' You and Me Secret Luminescence I'd like To See You Ice Curved Trees'
Musicians:Nura (Vocals), Stuart Steinhart (Basses/Vg’s/Bass Synth, 6 & 12 String Soprano Bass, keyboards, programming), Richard Uglow (Piano, Keyboards), Luis Conte (Congas, Bongos, Shakers, Percussion), Bob Livingston (Trombone), Bill McBirnie (Flute), Paul Pacanowski (Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax), Kevin Breit (Guitar), Rik Emmett (Nylon String Guitar),Joe Logan (Piano, Keyboards), Bruce Campbell (Drums), Randy Cooke(Drums);