First Listen: Sarah McKenzie – Paris in the Rain

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Melbourne, Australia-born singer, pianist, composer and arranger Sarah McKenzie has just released her second recording on Impulse, Paris in the Rain.

Paris is her new home after graduating from Berkley in Boston last year. There are a few of originals on here, including the title tune and many standards that shine. These are sprawling arrangements with incredible musicians. As Sarah says: “I want things to sound quirky and a little rough but still very charming and elegant.”

The CD includes the talents of: Warren Wolf , guitarist Mark Whitfield, bassist Reuben Rogers, drummer Gregory Hutchinson, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci.

Here is you First Listen…the title tune from Sarah McKenzie’s Paris in the Rain.