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Friends In Motion; Monika Ryan

Posted on June 2, 2018 with 0 comments

"Changes" by Monika Ryan
It's a delight to discover the work of Monika Ryan; Internationally acclaimed jazz singer. She just introduced her new album release entitled "Changes".
The eyeball notice item was the uplifting philosophical orientation of the song titles that encouraged a listening session. Monika opens the session with the attention grabbing song "Don't Look Back". She displays a fresh, clear, and rich voice, replete with sparkling vocal inflections.
The collection contains thirteen original jazz-style compositions from the mind and pen of Monika. Throughout the presentation, she is not afraid to boldly showcase her singularly variegated and stylized vocal palette; with its pinch of stage show tune ambiance.
The musical conversation addresses "Something In My Craw", "(Life's) Not Always Fair", "I'm Thankful For You", "Friendship", "Equals", and "The Importance Of Failure".
The album "Changes" by Monika Ryan, is a substantive conversation, supplemented with and via the medium of music. The speaker, in this case the Singer, deftly introduces life style topics with the artful application of musical tones and song structure.
Monika is supported by Chris White who provides outstanding piano craftwork; embellished with sparkling solos and thoughtful chord structuring. Kelly Will holds the structure together with smooth bass accompaniment. Jeff Stitely provides clean, crisp, and appropriate drum skills to complete the formidable trio's contribution to this album. A second listen is bound to reveal additional worthwhile points of