Staff Picks: December 2018

Since the days have gotten colder and darker, we’re relying on good music to carry us through the winter. Here’s what the staff at Jazz Winnipeg are listening to this month.

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Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Window (Mack Avenue, 2018)

“Everything about her voice and the way she interprets a song is exquisite. Her voice is so agile and expressive, you forget it's really just one voice and a piano (Sullivan Fortner, who is also pretty wonderful). Definitely an indoor Sunday mood.” - Lynne Stefanchuk, Executive Director

 
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Sirintip,Tribus (GroundUP Music, 2018)

“Born in Thailand, raised in Sweden, and now based in New York, Sirintip's project spans a global set of influences and was discovered by Snarky Puppy's Michael League. She is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and makes some seriously fun noise: cascading melodies, beautiful interplays, all somewhere near the intersection of jazz, pop and electronica. She says: ‘I want to be a voice for young women. Especially the third culture kids, who are citizens of the world, but also a citizen of none.’” - Michael Falk, Artistic Director

 
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Kandace Springs, Indigo (Blue Note Records, 2018)

“Kandace Springs' Indigo is an epic blend of R&B, soul and rock, complemented with jazz influences and undertones. I think her album takes the listener on a journey of self-discovery, it's the kind of album to put on while you're on the bus, going for a walk, or reading a book.” - Alexa Potashnik, Volunteer Coordinator

 
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Arthur Russell, World of Echo (Upside/Rough Trade, 1986)

“I had no idea of Arthur Russell’s legacy before stumbling upon World of Echo, but it set me on a deep dive for the last few weeks. It’s a totally haunting and captivating record; art pop for the jazz fan. Described here as ‘a quiet record in a very noisy time,’ I can’t get enough.” - Victoria King, Marketing and Communications Manager

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