Micah Barnes – New York Stories (2015)

Artist: Micah Barnes
Title Of Album: New York Stories
Year Of Release: 2015
Genre: Jazz Vocals
Label: Loud Boy
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 37:53
Total Size: 102 MB
Covers: Front

01. New York Story (4:26)
02. After The Romance (The Rent) (2:52)
03. Starting Tomorrow (4:15)
04. Harlem Moon (4:11)
05. I’m Going Back To My Used To Be (2:59)
06. La Rouge Ou Le Noir (The Roulette Wheel) (3:56)
07. Don’t Take My Baby (New York, New York) (4:39)
08. Some Other Man (3:29)
09. I Came Back (4:09)
10. I’ve Been Awake Too Long (2:52)

Having cut his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto while still a teenager Micah became a well loved singer songwriter on the Queen Street scene before joining The Nylons and touring the world. Recording with the A Capella Pop act brought Micah into the global music scene and landed him in Venice Beach, California where he launched a solo career touring the U.S.which led to his #1 international club hit «Welcome To My Head» and coverage in Rolling Stone Magazine as «an Indie artist to watch».

Returning to the jazz oriented songwriting of his earlier years has resulted in a series of critically acclaimed solo recordings including his most recent «Domesticated», which saw Micah returning to tour across Canada solo and with his trio. Micah’s new collection «New York Stories» pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple with songs that describe a long distance romance using the rhythms of the Cotton Club, the Brill Building, The Apollo Theatre and classic Broadway. The recordings are stripped down in classic jazz style with Micah at the piano performing live off the floor with his trio featuring Daniel Barnes on drums and Russ Boswell on bass. On this recording The Micah Barnes Trio is joined by special guest Michael Shand on keys and features a duet with the legendary Jackie Richardson. The results are an assured collection of deeply personal and sophisticated songs that remind us that the deepest of musical traditions are always contemporary.
The first single «New York Story» shot to the top of the Jazz charts in both Canada and the USA and resulted in Micah being named the Toronto Indie Awards best Jazz Act of 2014.


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