Thursday, 1 November 2007

Dancing Girl

Aaron Jerome - Dancing Girl EP (BBE)

Web: http://www.myspace.com/aaronjerome

Updating or rather re-shaping a classic emotive soul number is never easy, but Jerome has made a pretty good stab at it, with this take on Terry Callier’s superlative “Dancing Girl“. Leaving the song structure pretty much intact, a few instrumental changes provide the justification for this cover, with the acoustic guitars providing the requisite uplift and Mozez presenting a lovely rendition of Callier’s vocals. The instrumental version shows the true strength and depth of this arrangement of “Dancing Girl”, whilst another vocal-less effort on this EP, “Marrakech”, is a string soaked beauty and further confirms Aaron’s skills at creating touching music. “Blow Your Own” ropes in Kathrin deBoer of Belleruche fame for a smoky jazz hop effort, where delicate pianos back Kathrin’s enchanting tones.

JF

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