An Article from Aaron's Article ArchiveIn Which I Learn of Yet Another Excellent Jazz Diva: Sophie Milman
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In Which I Learn of Yet Another Excellent Jazz Diva: Sophie Milman
Saturday, 09 February 2008 8:57 PM MST
Curse those free Amazon.com downloads! It's all Amazon's fault that I first encountered Sophie Milman when I ran across her MP3 track So Long, You Fool as a free download. I'm a Jane Monheit fan, and enjoy Madeleine Peyroux too—and I think Norah Jones shares some slight overlap with these ladies as well—so the chance to download a free MP3 from a female jazz vocalist I'd never heard of before was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.
So why am I cursing? She's good! That meant I just had to purchase a few other tracks. So I curse that in finding a new jazz vocalist I like, my pocketbook is a bit lighter. *grin*
All in all, I've now got three of her songs in my iTunes library:
In googling the 'net a bit, I ran across this 2006 Jazz Monthly interview with Sophie Milman (at least I think it's from 2006—I couldn't find a date anywhere other than a copyright year).
I look forward to more music from this young, talented Russian-born Canadian jazz vocalist.
Monday, 03 March 2008 UPDATE:
I'm now the happy owner of two of Sophie's CDs, her self-titled album Sophie Milman, and her latest album, Make Someone Happy.
I like many of the tracks, though there a few arrangments I don't care for. Overall these two CDs (now a part of my iTunes library and added to my vehicle's CD player for playback rotation while I drive) make me happy.