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Warm, clear, cozy, bopping and bluesy, Sarah McKenzie 'Secrets Of My Heart' is bubbling with ideas / Jazz Weekly

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Vocalist and songwriter Sarah McKenzie plays piano with Pierre Boussaguet/b, Dan Wilson/g, Donald Edwards/dr and a collection of guests on percussion, strings and woodwinds on summery mix of originals and covers. Her phrasing is warm and clear, cozy with her  samba'd "De Nada" teamed with Danilo Caymmi's flute, and breezy "Till The Endo of Time" with strings and sax in support. A pair of bopping and bluesy work with Boussaguet maxes for some swinging "I Fell In Love With You" and "It's All About Love" with her voice intimate with Wilson on her intro to "My True Love Is You." She shows her piano chops on a Gershwin Medley, while her alacrity is never in doubt on a clever take of the James Bond turned indie piece "You Only Live Twice." Bubbling with ideas.

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