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Mary Stallings – Songs Were Made to Sing (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mary Stallings – Songs Were Made to Sing (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:22 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Smoke Sessions

Not a single lyric on Songs Were Made To Sing was written by Mary Stallings, but each one represents a chapter in her life and a piece of her soul. On her latest album, due out May 17 from Smoke Sessions Records, the incomparable vocalist has crafted an exquisite collection of classic songs to reflect on a life well and passionately lived. With Songs Were Made To Sing, Stallings puts her distinctive stamp on a diverse set of 13 songs, using her gift for interpreting a lyric to transform familiar melodies into profoundly personal and captivating stories.

From the youthful passions and heartbreaks of “Stolen Moments” and “Lover Man,” to the wistful ruminations of “While You’re Young” and “Give Me the Simple Life,” Songs Were Made To Sing travels a journey of decades, with songs that collect wisdom and maturity along the way. Impulse ripens to romance, hope deepens to reflection, and Stallings’ voice captures every emotional step along that path with a perfectly chosen lyric from some of the greatest songwriters of all time.

“It’s amazing how you can feel things in your heart and in your mind but not find the words to say them,” Stallings says. “But I can always find a song that expresses everything that I need to say. So I pick tunes that seem to apply to me personally, and a story grows out of that.”

The soulful Bay Area chanteuse worked closely with master pianist David Hazeltine (Joe Henderson, James Moody), who tailored the album’s vibrant arrangements to Stalling’s singular voice and to the stellar band that was assembled for the date, which brings together such greats as saxophonist Vincent Herring (Cedar Walton, Nat Adderley), bassist David “Happy” Williams (Roberta Flack, Elvin Jones), and drummer Joe Farnsworth (McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders). Percussionist Daniel Sadownick(Michael Brecker, Steely Dan) is added to the mix for Latin-tinged takes on “Lover Man” and “Lady Bird.”

Tracklist:
1 Stolen Moments 05:07
2 Lover Man 04:28
3 Blue Monk 06:25
4 Ill Wind 07:14
5 While We’re Young 04:41
6 Lady Bird 06:08
7 When I Close My Eyes 03:36
8 Prelude to a Kiss 03:59
9 Third Time is the Charm 03:32
10 ‘Round Midnight 05:12
11 Soul Mates 05:34
12 Give Me the Simple Life 04:12
13 Sugar 05:14

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