James's new Single “Bird On A Wire” is a bluesy soulful version of the well-recorded song written by Leonard Cohen. This version utilizes the jazz and blues sounds of Sarah James in a style reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s blues singers.
Ms. James surrounds herself with jazz musicians on this cut. She is backed by John DiMartino, piano and organ, Darryl Hall, bass and Tim Horner, drums. In true blues style, she circles the melody with inflections and improvs and gives it more color than original recording by Cohen himself. A songwriter herself, she gets inside the lyric and delivers this unique interpretation whole heartedly.
Somewhat of a hidden gem on the New York jazz scene, she has been consistently gigging and recording in the small venues and out-of-the-way jazz clubs aficionados frequent.
In a recent interview, she commented on her repertoire this way: “I like to experiment with contemporary tunes and see if I can change them up a bit, there are so many great tunes out there and we can skip from the Great American Songbook to writers from the 60’s on up and infuse these songs with a jazz perspective.”
Ms. James is working on a book of original songs that she hopes people will enjoy, embrace and start singing. “The world is in such turmoil right now. Interpersonal relationships are being tested in so many ways. Songs tell stories that help us look at our lives and loves, and hopefully, find a balance.”
Recording since 1995 on her own recording label has helped keep the fire burning for music in her life. The label has changed names three different times, but the catalog remains constant.
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Direct link to iTunes here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/sarahjames4.
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February 09, 2018 – Sarah James Jazz Singer Performs at Kitano Hotel NYC February 28, 2018