Luba Mason – Triangle (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 45:31 minutes | 453 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Vocalist Luba Mason’s as comfortable acting on stage as she is singing in a vocal booth, and equally adept at interpreting Brazilian music as she is reassessing chart-topping Stateside hits.
In a move that almost seems like the inverse of Marilyn Manson covering the Eurythmics, Mason’s including a take of “Toxicity” by System of a Down on Triangle, her upcoming album set for release on Oct. 23.
On a program of covers spanning Czech chanson, Colombian pop and a Beatles classic, Mason employs a novel instrumentation for Triangle, her vocals supported only by vibraphonist Joe Locke and bassist James Genus.
“I was looking for a real unexpected tune to challenge this lineup,” Mason said in an email to DownBeat. “This heavy metal song by System of a Down with a jazz chart fit the bill.” (Down Beat)
1. Luba Mason – Bach, Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monae
2. Luba Mason – Haled’s Song About Love
3. Luba Mason – Ticket to Ride
4. Luba Mason – Waters of March
5. Luba Mason – Ceresne
6. Luba Mason – In Walked Bud
7. Luba Mason – Inolvidable
8. Luba Mason – Toxicity
9. Luba Mason – Say It
10. Luba Mason – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover