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Alma Micic’s album shows youthful exuberance, but also a mature assurance

By: Joseph Lang

Serbian-born singer ALMA MICIC has been on the New York scene since graduating from Berklee College of Music in the late 1990s.  She has performed both locally and internationally and produced three albums prior to her current recorded endeavor, That Old Feeling (Whaling City Sound – 099).  She enlisted guitarist Rale Micic, bassist Corcoran Holt, drummer Jonathan Blake and vibist Tom Beckham for this nine-tune collection.  Micic’s voice is immediately welcoming.  She opens with the title track, but there is nothing old in the feeling of her singing.  She has a youthful exuberance, but also a mature assurance that finds the heart of each lyric.  In addition to familiar tunes like “That Old Feeling,” “Moonglow,” “Cry Me a River,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Estate” and “Blue Moon,” she sings two Serbian songs, one of her own and a folk tune, plus Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.”  All in all, That Old Feeling is a solid outing by Alma Micic.
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Plucky Strum review to appear in June’s Jersey Jazz!

Guitar/bass duos are relatively rare in jazz.  The one that most readily comes to mind is the pairing of
Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore.
Well, HARVIE S and SHERYL BAILEY have joined up for Plucky Strum (Whaling City Sound – 072), and the results are fun to experience. Harvie S has had duo experience with a few other guitarists like Jim Hall, Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins and John Scofield, but Bailey’s duo playing has usually been with other guitarists.  Duo playing requires two musicians who are up to being fully exposed, and confident in their abilities to achieve a high level of empathy from the get go.  They began playing together a few years ago, felt an instant connection, and finally decided that it was time to get some of their music recorded.  Bailey employs an acoustic guitar for a program of originals, six by Bailey and four by Harvie S, that is full of invention and humor.  Even the title of the disc brings a smile to your face.  Plucky Strum is a real spirit lifting collection that will make the better part of an hour feel like it has passed along in a much shorter time.  (www.whalingcitysound.com)
~Joseph Lang~
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