Friday 1 March 2024

Posted by Gerry Hectic | File under : , , ,

Emily Saunders  brought us 'All As One' and now "the Queen of jazz-fusion" gone all 'Sideways' on us.

The singer/songwriter/producer has gone even more Norma Winston/Janet Lawson et al on us with 'Sideways' as a modern jazz-dance on the Balearic beaches of Caister, Southport, Sete and any other other place where there's a jazz-soul festival (future or past).

Whilst BBC Radio 2's, Jamie Cullum is a big fan, there's definitely a non-traditional edge to Ms. Saunders.  At one extreme, sometimes it's 'pop', at other times, more June Tyson: perhaps more so on the space-trip of the instrumental version with out-there post Bruk synths.

The bass is busy and can easily suit the dancefloor so don't be surprised that DJ's of this genre like Peterson's, Parnell's and Perry's (OK, I know I cheated a bit with the '3PS') whowho have all done a bit of a shiftless shufflle in the past (Ed. that's Gilles, Colin and Louis to you and me) who will be catching on to 'Sideway' as will the latest (and well deserved) recruit to Jazz FM, Dom Servini.

And if you're looking to brighten up your day, sunny lyrics too!  What more do you want?  Possibly a 12" jazz-dance mix?

Artist:Emily Saunders 

Title:  Sideways

Release date: 1st March, 2024

Label : The Max Sounds

Catalog Number : MIXS2401

Format: LP / Digital / Bandcamp 


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