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Beautiful 5-track EP from harpist Brandee Younger band comprising Dezron Douglas on Bass, E.J. Strickland on Drums and the effortless, sweet vocals of Niia Bertino. ‘So Alive’ is a real gem – mellow grooves underpinned by and urgent beat with Niia’s vocals floating above, also check her vocals on the Strata-East like ‘Oriental Folk Song’. The spiritual ‘He Has A Name (Awareness) is sublime but also check the slinky groove of ‘Hotense’ and the meandering ‘Angel Eyes’ with its bluesy B-line for yet more variety. Superb, highly accomplished music.
01 So Alive by Brandee Younger
02 Angel Eyes by Brandee Younger
03 Hortense by Brandee Younger
04 Oriental Folk Song by Brandee Younger
05 He Has a Name (Awareness) by Brandee Younger