SOPHIE MILMAN RELEASES TAKE LOVE EASY CD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“A star in the making…the sky’s the limit for this exceptional young artist”
Los Angeles Times
Releases Stunning New Album
Take Love Easy
2008 Juno Award-Winner Wins Wide Critical Acclaim
In Stores May 5, 2009 (Linus Entertainment)
April 1, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – Fresh off sold out appearances at The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, and The Blue Note, jazz sensation Sophie Milman follows up her 2008 Juno Award winning Make Someone Happy with Take Love Easy—a breathtaking portrait of an artist coming of age while breaking new musical boundaries. With an inimitable instrument that has been described as “drawn butter and warm honey” (Jazz Times), her soulful renditions of modern classics are each executed with the utmost originality, all distinctively Sophie. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, “Not the next Ella or Sarah, but the first Sophie Milman. One of a kind.”
Take Love Easy features Sophie’s inventive interpretations of 13 (with two bonus tracks) eclectic favorites and new classics by songwriters from Duke Ellington and Cole Porter, to Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, creating an album that captures love in all its disguises. On the title track, Milman personifies the lyrics “easy breezy,” set to a simple plucking base line and rack toms. One of Take Love Easy’s most surprising selections is “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” made famous by Bonnie Rait, where Sophie manages to seamlessly mesh gorgeous jazz progressions with a pop ballad sound. She once again displays her prowess for arranging across genres, brilliantly demonstrated on Paul Simon’s “Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover,” set to a jamming Cuban salsa ending with an acrobatic scat. Milman’s haunting version of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire” sizzles with a driving arrangement hinting of both acid jazz and fusion while her “Stunning …throaty, emotional alto” (Seattle Times) swings and soars through the classic “Love For Sale.”
2007’s Make Someone Happy put Sophie Milman on the map and more than lived up to its title: it topped the iTunes jazz charts in both the U.S. and Canada for months, cracked the Top 5 on the Billboard jazz chart, and garnered the 2008 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. She has shared the stage with music legends including The Neville Brothers, Chick Corea, Chris Botti and Jesse Cook, and has dozens of accolades from media around the world.
Take Love Easy was produced by Juno Award-winning producer Steve Mackinnon, (Marc Johnson, Natalie Cole), and features an all star band: Paul Shrofel (piano/Fender Rhodes), Rob Piltch (guitar), Kieran Overs (bass), and Mark McLean (drums), with special guests Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson (Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra), Guido Basso, P.J. Perry, Michael Kaeshammer, and Robi Botos.
Take Love Easy will wow jazz fans and prove to mainstream music lovers why Downbeat proclaimed, “She is undeniably easy on the ears….she captivates.”
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