Tuesday, 22 September 2020

PAULA ATHERTON · CAN YOU FEEL IT? · REVIEW

Label: Dream On Records
September 18, 2020

Saxophonist and flutist Paula Atherton has enjoyed a long career in contemporary jazz. Her new album, "Can You Feel It?" already started to receive accolades with her single also titled "Can You Feel It," reaching #1 for three straight weeks on Billboard charts. The album features multiple producers, from Lou Gimenez, Bill Heller, better known as keyboardist for The Ripppingtons, Greg Manning, multi-instrumentalists Matt Godina and Nathan MItchell, Paul Brown and Schuyler Deale.

It's an album full of variety, from the latin rhythms of “One Night in Madrid”, the sensational version of Patrice Rushen's funky song “Forget Me Nots” amazing with Cindy Bradley on trumpet and trombone. Atherton's beautiful voice on the ballad "Calling You", the fantastic “Can You Feel It" which was Billboard's first #1 single and that gives its name to the album. Undoubtedly a real pleasure for listening, as well as its second single "Just Can't Stop".

"Funkulator" is the track that closes the album, another superb song that reinforces the variety and genius of a high-rise album where, in addition to Atherton, the guitarist and co-producer Lou Gimenez has a fundamental role, the appearance of up to five songs by Cindy Bradley, the presence on the keyboards and production of Greg Manning or the already mentioned Matt Godina and Nathan Mitchell.

"Can you Feel It?" It is a safe bet, where each of the songs is a delight, they make time pass too quickly and you want more Paula Atherton, although you will always have the opportunity to listen to it from the beginning and enjoy it again...

Javi Martin


Paula Atherton "One Night in Madrid" April 2019


La saxofonista y flautista Paula Atherton ha disfrutado de una larga carrera en el jazz contemporáneo. Su nuevo álbum, “Can You Feel It?”, ya empezó a recibir elogios con su sencillo también titulado "Can You Feel It", obteniendo un número 1 durante tres semanas seguidas en Billboard. El álbum cuenta con varios productores, desde Lou Gimenez, Bill Heller, más conocido como teclista de The Ripppingtons, Greg Manning, los multiinstrumentistas Matt Godina y Nathan MItchell, Paul Brown y Schuyler Deale.

Es un álbum plagado de variedad, desde los ritmos latinos de “One Night in Madrid”, 
pasando versión del tema funky de Patrice Rushen “Forget Me Nots” sensacional con Cindy Bradley en la trompeta y el trombón, la bonita voz de Atherton en la balada “Calling You” el que fue primer single número 1 de Billboard y que da nombre al álbum “Can You Feel It”, sin duda un verdadero placer para la escucha, así como su segundo single “Just Can’t Stop”.

“Funkulator” es la pista que cierra el álbum, otra canción soberbia que refuerza la variedad y genialidad de un álbum de gran altura donde además de Atherton tiene un protagonismo fundamental el guitarrista y coproductor Lou Gimenez, la aparición hasta en cinco canciones de Cindy Bradley, la presencia en los teclados y producción de Greg Manning o los ya comentados Matt Godina y Nathan Mitchell.

“Can you Feel It?” es una apuesta segura, donde es una delicia cada una de las canciones hacen que el tiempo pase demasiado rápido y tengas ganas de más Paula Atherton, aunque siempre tendrás la oportunidad de escucharlo desde el principio y volver a disfrutarlo...

Javi Martin


Tracklist

1 A Night in Madrid (feat. Bill Heller)
2 Forget Me Nots
3 Can You Feel It
4 Don't Let Me Wait
5 20 Miles to Nowhere
6 In the Pocket
7 Calling You
8 Just Can't Stop
9 Summer Song (feat. Nathan Mitchell)
10 Ain't No Denyin'
11 Funkulator (feat. Schuyler Deale)
12 Just Can't Stop (Radio Edit). Bonus Track


Buy the album here


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