DescriptionExuberant, hip swaying grooves and romantic melodic songs wrapped around Brazilian rhythms establish Emily Saunders not only as an inventive jazz vocalist, but a supremely talented songwriter. On 'Outsiders Insiders' she presents nine dazzling originals that combine spirited grooves, driving basslines, sultry jazz ballads, reflections of 60s soul jazz and playful textures that together reflect her love of rhythm.
As a socially conscious wordsmith, many of her songs begin life as poems, using her voice as a true improviser, her jazz phrasing, wordless vocals and light breathy voice dance around infectious melodies that worm their way into your brain and stay there.
Emily pens two of her very own Brazilian tunes placing a London twist on an upbeat samba and BaiÃ£o tune, both Brazilian pop standards in the making. 'Outsiders Insiders' brims with potential radio hits and confirms Emily as an established composer, songwriter and lyricist.
Personnel: Emily Saunders (voice), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Trevor Mires (trombone), Bruno Heinen/Steve Pringle (Keys), Dave Whitford, Paul Michael (bass) Jon Scott (drums) and Fabio De Oliveira, Asaf Sirkis (percussion)
"Saunders is the real deal - a jazz vocalist with a big future." - The Guardian
"Her originals make a deep impression...an overwhelming feeling of effervescence." - Jazzwise
- 1. Residing
- 2. You Caught Me
- 3. Outsiders Insiders
- 4. Moon
- 5. Summer Days
- 6. Descending Down
- 7. Metronomic
- 8. Reflections
- 9. You With Me