The latest release by Carmen Lundy - Code Noir is a melding of African influenced sounds from across genres such as Jazz, Blues, Funk, Bossa Nova, and more. Code Noir shows Carmen Lundy's mastery of writing passionate lyrics that blend seamlessly with alluring melodies.
Carmen Lundy - Code Noir
Another Chance; Live Out Loud, Black and
Blues; Whatever It Takes; Afterglow; Second Sight; The Island, The Sea and You;
I Keep Falling; I Got Your Number; You Came Into My Life; Have a Little Faith;
Carmen Lundy: vocals, keyboards, guitars; Patrice Rushen: piano; Ben Williams:
acoustic and electric bass; Jeff Parker:
electric guitar; Kendrick Scott:
drums and percussion; Elisabeth Oei:
Carmen Lundy - Code Noir
was produced by Carmen Lundy and
released on the indie Afrasia Production
label; this marks Ms. Lundy's 15th release in her storied career.
The release contains twelve tracks that were written or co-written by Carmen
Lundy influenced by the African dispersion on different music forms from Jazz,
to Bossa Nova, Blues, Funk, Swing, and many others.
The release starts with a melodic tone and the beautiful
vocals of Carmen Lundy on the track Another
Chance, a tender and touching song of allowing for love's "another chance."
The release segues to another poignant and rich melody track, Live Out Loud, that showcases Carmen's vocal
mastery as she accompanies the beautiful piano work of Patrice Rushen.
The release turns up the vibe with the track Black and Blues and opens with a driving
baseline and lower range vocals from
Carmen that shows her coverage and ability to mesh with any beat and melody,
this is followed by a duet of drums and Carmen's scat. The track Whatever It Takes brings the tempo back
to a soft and reflective passage opening with the piano and snare drums
complemented by Carmen's lush vocals to paint a moment in time "either wrong or
right, we will try,... whatever it takes."
The track Afterglow
is like its name, a romp across the instruments with a pace that shines after
each instrument's transition to the next segment, the progression throughout
the track, accompanied by Carmen's up tempo vocals, is a masterpiece in song
writing. Second Sight is a love song of "It was love at first and second
sight," the track captures the enraptured state a person can be drawn into when
they find that special person.
The release contains Blues, Jazz, some Bossa Nova (The Island, The Sea and You), and the
rich velvety tones of Carmen Lundy along with a band that presents each track
with a sophistication and attitude that will make you take notice and appreciate
the unique musicianship; this is a release that will be spun over-and-over
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Noir CD Release party at Birdland Jazz Club in New York in the Performance
Section of Luxury Experience.
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Websites where you can procure Carmen Lundy - Code Noir are Amazon.com, Target, CDUniverse, Google Play, and iTunes.