Home | Audio Reviews |Audiophile Shows | Partner Mags News

Enjoy the Music.com Review Magazine

Marilyn Scott
Innocent Of Nothing

Review By Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
Click here to e-mail reviewer

 

CD Label: Prana Entertainment

 

  How many true jazz divas are left? I would be willing to bet you can count them on one hand. So what kind of new talent is around now that is getting in position to follow in the footsteps of all the greats? You probably could not count them on one hand. I have not heard any recent major label acts that qualify, where I am hearing all of the hopefuls coming from are the independent realm.

Artists like Marilyn Scott are contenders to succeed the icons of yesteryear. What is that you say? An indie act can fill those shoes? And why not? Just because an artist does not have major label contract does not mean they are any less talented. That is the beauty of the music business today. And anyone that is hip to this factor is hearing some of the best music available from all genres, those that are not are living in a sheltered existence, musical speaking.

This lady Marilyn Scott is an excellent vocalist and Innocent Of Nothing says everything it needs to about her and the talent on this recording. Her style is lucid and articulate. She delivers her songs with a combination of singing and spoken word. It is very cool and innovative for jazz, in a general way of speaking (i.e. compositions, style, and sound). I think it is a better than average release in its entirety, it is produced and engineered significantly better than most indie releases that I have heard. The song selection and styles are eclectic; giving the jazz listener that requires a good serving of the typically divergent idiom, a good leg to stand on.

Scott has an interesting approach; besides featuring her outstanding vocals she explores a spoken word rap in some of her songs (Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most), which I found interesting for a contemporary jazz album by a female indie artist. I tip my hat to her; she is one of the most courageous and inventive artists covering many very important subjects in her music and offering it up in different ways. She is contemporary in sound for the most part yet in everyway but that stylistically and lyrically. She has a great lineup of musicians behind her voice for support and that is an absolute when you want to release a successful album.

I loved this entire CD, every track is excellent, and not one in particular was a favorite. This the highest compliment that I could possibly give a performer, enough said.

 

Enjoyment:

Sound Quality:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc

 

Superior Audio Archives
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

 

Videos
Enjoy the Music.TV

 

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Show Reports
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2019
Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report
Warsaw Audio Show Report 2018
New York Audio Show 2018 Report
Capital Audiofest 2018 Report
Copenhagen HighEnd 2018 Show Report
Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show Report 2018
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2018
CanJam 2018 Denver RMAF Report
KL International AV 2018 Show Report
High End Munich 2018 Show Report
AXPONA 2018 Show Report
Click here for previous shows.

 

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

 

Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

 

Partner Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
NOVO (CANADA HiFi)
STEREO Magazine
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

 

Social Media & Video
      

 

 

 

       

Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright  1995 - 2019  Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.