Pianist/composer Carol Albert and her band perform “Stronger Now,” the title track from her upcoming life-affirming new album. Stronger Now will be released via Cahara on January 31 and it is a collection of ten newly composed songs by Albert that follows her 2017 breakthrough full-length record, Fly Away Butterfly. Albert will be performing a special release show for Stronger Now at Venkman’s in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 9.
Carol Albert as a keyboardist and singer here and there for the new production worked with Paul Brown, twice-winner of the GRAMMY® and Lew Laing. The musicians are Paul Brown and Dan Baraszu guitar, Lil John Roberts and Jay Williams drums, Sam Sims and Joseph Patrick Moore on bass, Ragan Whiteside flute, Magdalena Chovancova on sax. Besides the keyboards he works a lot on the computer, perfectly programmed for his music, between pop, smooth and some Brazilian rhythm. After the death of her husband in 2014 she recorded Fly Away Butterfly, now her radiant smile has returned and her music is full of melodies that have everything to be enriched by the verses and the voice of a pop star. It is a genre that appeals to the general public, mostly American, able to appreciate its inventions in ten tracks of good level that see it coming back forcefully to the fore.
Review by Vittorio Lo Conte c/o MusicZoom.it
Then we fast forward to the end of January, where pianist, composer and singer Carol Albert will be releasing her new studio album "Stronger Now" on January 31st. It features ten new compositions, beginning with the uplifting instrumental title song "Stronger Now." The melody of the keys is so perfect that there is no need for vocals. The album continues with the shake and swagger of "Love Again," while "Perfect Sunday" carries a jazzy vibe that simply energizes the song's groove. Carol Albert and her band add a little Latin flair, which brings some excitement to the rhythm of "Femme Flight" and "Sun's Out," before finishing her new album with an appearance of her vocals on the poetic ballads "I Am Fine" and "'Til We Meet Again." To find out more about Carol Albert and her latest release "Stronger Now," please visit carolalbertmusic.com.
Review by James Pasinski c/o JP's Music Blog