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Avenues of Love
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
A top-notch adult contemporary vocalist still awaiting a well-deserved crossover commercial breakthrough, Marilyn Scott adds powerful fuel for her cause on Avenues Of Love by helping herself with a well-balanced array of p... more »
A top-notch adult contemporary vocalist still awaiting a well-deserved crossover commercial breakthrough, Marilyn Scott adds powerful fuel for her cause on Avenues Of Love by helping herself with a well-balanced array of production and songwriting talent. George Duke surrounds her with party voices and a kneejerking Latin groove on a playful list of dance steps on "I Like To Dance," then surrounds her clear, sensuous voice with airy, billowing synth cushioning on the Bacharach/David classic "The Look of Love." Scott and bassist Jimmy Haslip reroute to Memphis on Michael Ruff's Wilson Pickett-like pick me up, "Love is a Powerful Thing," engaging a two piece horn section that sounds even larger. The Yellowjackets' touch is in full effect on the picturesque "Avenida Del Sol," which approximates an update of the gentle Astrud Gilberto sound; the tune was written by Scott and Bob Mintzer, and produced by Scott, Haslip and Russell Ferrante. Scott's greatest gift here is her sense of modulation; she belts like crazy on the funk pieces, but recognizes the emotional power of restraint on the ballads. ~ Jonathan Widran
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David N. (ilikeallmusic) from GADSDEN, AL
Reviewed on 8/4/2015...
This cd was labeled a Jazz Vocal but it has some R&B sounds also. I heard about this artist thru All Music Guide which rates this a 4.0 "Album Pick" so decided to get a copy.
The sound is very loud and clear, no need to fiddle with the volume control! I liked this so much I ordered another of her cds 2004-Nightcap!!
Listen to "The Last Day."
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The Last Day," absolutely wonderful and touching. We need more songs like this."
Smooth Vocals; Relaxing Grooves.
Shafi A. Mccants | 02/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Marilyn Scott has garnered mainstream attention with this album. Adult Contemporary radio stations gave light airplay to her first single "Starting to Fall," a soulful and mildly-upbeat track that showcases Marilyn's effortless vocal style. She can turn a phrase with such beauty and communicated enjoyment that the listener is drawn into a world of warm-blanket, soft-lighting and cup-of-coffee. Her second single, "The Last Day," a more traditional radio ballad, is generating more interest on A/C radio because of the touching melody and spiritual-minded lyric. Overall, a good listen-in-the-background album of smooth jazz with strong pop elements. Her voice is the focus."