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Album Review

A very impressive up-and-coming vocalist, Alexis Cole has a deep voice, a swinging style, and the willingness to take chances. Her CD Nearer the Sun features her creating fresh renditions of standards while accompanied by a fine rhythm section led by pianist Ben Stivers. Among the highlights are a rare vocal version of "Night Train," a cheerful "East of the Sun," Jimmy Rowles' "The Peacocks," and an uptempo "You Make Me Feel So Young." This is a particularly strong effort from a jazz singer well worth discovering.


Born: 28 January 1976 in Queens, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Vocalist Alexis Cole is an accomplished jazz performer with a sophisticated, urbane style and warm, resonant voice, well suited to traditional standards and swing. Cole has performed with the likes of Rufus Reid, Slide Hampton, Ron Affif, John Hébert, and Norma Winstone. Although based in N.Y.C., she has played and taught in locales worldwide, and holds the position of head of the jazz voice program at SUNY Purchase Born in Queens, New York, on January 28, 1976, Cole grew up in a family with a long...
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Nearer the Sun, Alexis Cole
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  • £7.11
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 31 January 2005

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