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They have been on the rise in the public eye, expanding their horizons and gaining national and international notoriety over the past several years.
It is not just a single thing that makes this year-old stand out from the rest of the jazz vocalists, but the whole presentation. She sang to a nearly sold-out gathering. It is stirring for an audience to hear a band from virtually the first bar to the last remain absolutely right on the mark, as compressed, and together as you will ever hear.
Within the mix, Loren shapes the songs in such an original way that a number from the great American jazz standards such as "Moon River" comes across with a unique freshness. Given Loren's unique phrasing of "Stormy Weather," it felt as though it had been brewing deep within for a long time.
As she sang it, the words seemed to dance from her soul. Her gestures, her body movement, her overall smooth animation all conspired to support and breathe new life into a song.
Some young singers don't quite know what to do with themselves when they are not singing, but when Loren is off, she continues to "dance" and by so doing she remains inside the song. This could be contrived, could become a mechanical overlay, a bad act, but Loren's movements were as natural as a breeze on a summer morning.
It is this characteristic along with her easy-flowing, unique voice, that makes this young woman stand out, to blossom in an otherwise arid landscape. The backing for all of this is maestro pianist Treder knocking out the harmony while Schneider back there on the bass and West over on the drums give her exquisite, dynamic support.
This is most true of West. The rhythmic heart of any song is the drums.
The drummer can make or break a band or a song's success. For instance, many jazz drummers are far too heavy handed on their toms and snare drum, often to the point where they overwhelm the rest of the group.
They're playing jazz but they act as though they are playing rock music. West on the other hand is the jazz drummer's drummer and has a light touch, but at the same time, he is calmly and definitely there, giving Loren the room she needs to come through for her audience.
Not only does Loren fill a room with her wondrous voice when singing in English, but she also maintains a high-spirited uniqueness when singing French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.
For instance, in the Spanish song "Quando Bailamos" she came through with a soft, romantic feel that transcended the lyrics. She took a song and used every breath to give the lyrics their unique life as only Loren can do.
At times she could boot the lyrics out over the audience while in the next breath, she lured them into back into her warm heart space. By the end of the show, the audience was hyped with appreciative applause and when the last note came down, there was a roar of approval, calling for an encore.
As one of the knowledgeable attendees, a jazz musician himself, said, "Aside from Barbara Morrison, Halie Loren is the best.Mar 16, · "They Oughta Write a Song" Halie Loren OR then I posted the full song with lyrics so I'd assert they are 2 different songs # - 03/16/11 PM Re: Ande's SongWriting Blog [Re: Brian Austin Whitney] Joined: Feb Posts: 2, Ande Rasmussen Top Poster.
Check out They Oughta Write a Song by Halie Loren on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on initiativeblog.com They Oughta Write a Song by Halie Loren, released 10 December 1.
They Oughta Write a Song 2. A Whiter Shade of Pale 3.
Blue Skies 4. Autumn Leaves 5. Fever 6. God Bless the Child 7. My Rainbow Race 8. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps 9. How Should I Know Summertime I Don't Miss It That Much The Dock of the Bay As .
It is only a paper moon / Sailing over a cardboard sea / But it wouldn't be make believe / If you believed in me / Yes, it's only a canvas sky They Oughta Write A Song. Halie Loren.
1, 8. I Will Be Blessed. Lisa Ekdahl. 4, 9. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me. Mose Allison. A list of lyrics, artists and songs that contain the term "you oughta been there by inspirations" - from the initiativeblog.com website. The next step in the progression of Halie Loren’s journey was a jazz album entitled THEY OUGHTA WRITE A SONG ().
This project pushed Halie directly into the world that many m u s i c i a n s approach only after having m a s t e r e d advanced theory, but Loren’s gift for really feeling music placed her right at home.