Avalon

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
If a member of a jazz vocal group records a solo album and the artist hasn't been doing a lot of recording on his/her own, the question inevitably becomes: will the solo project closely resemble the group's output, or will it be an opportunity for him/her to try something different? In the case of Lauren Kinhan, the latter is definitely applicable. Kinhan is best known for her work with the adventurous New York Voices, which she joined in 1992 replacing Sara Krieger and was still a member of 18 years later in mid-2010, but her second solo album, Avalon, doesn't follow in New York Voices' jazz-oriented footsteps. Avalon is jazz-influenced, certainly, but it isn't really ...
See more details below
CD
$13.83
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$15.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $3.01   
  • New (3) from $7.35   
  • Used (1) from $3.01   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
If a member of a jazz vocal group records a solo album and the artist hasn't been doing a lot of recording on his/her own, the question inevitably becomes: will the solo project closely resemble the group's output, or will it be an opportunity for him/her to try something different? In the case of Lauren Kinhan, the latter is definitely applicable. Kinhan is best known for her work with the adventurous New York Voices, which she joined in 1992 replacing Sara Krieger and was still a member of 18 years later in mid-2010, but her second solo album, Avalon, doesn't follow in New York Voices' jazz-oriented footsteps. Avalon is jazz-influenced, certainly, but it isn't really jazz-oriented; instead, Kinhan the solo artist generally favors what is probably best described as jazzy adult alternative along the lines of Norah Jones or Julia Fordham. Of course, jazz snobs -- being the very predictable and knee-jerk individuals that they are -- will no doubt denounce Avalon as Kinhan's sell-out album. But then, Kinhan who wrote or co-wrote everything on this 49-minute CD never claimed to be a jazz purist; her previous solo album, 2000's Hardly Blinking, was produced by none other than Phil Ramone -- not Orrin Keepnews, not Todd Barkan, or even Creed Taylor, but Phil Ramone. Kinhan obviously needed to express more of her pop
ock side, and she does so with enjoyably satisfying results on introspective solo items such as "Hide the Moon and Stars," "Here After," and "There Alone Go I." Besides, it isn't as though New York Voices have been violently opposed to pop
ock material; one of their most interesting albums is a jazz tribute to Paul Simon. But Avalon isn't about jazz interpretations of pop
ock tunes; this is mostly an album of pop
ock/adult alternative with jazz overtones, and listeners who are broad-minded rather than doctrinaire in their thinking will find Avalon to be a likable solo effort from the long-time New York Voices member.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2010
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923206224
  • Catalog Number: 2062
  • Sales rank: 226,264

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lauren Kinhan Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Kate McGarry Background Vocals
Jay Ashby Percussion
Everett Bradley Background Vocals
Jonatha Brooke Vocals
Barry Danielian Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Peter Eldridge Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Andy Ezrin Piano, fender rhodes, Soloist, Hammond B3
Mike Harvey Background Vocals
Aaron Heick Flute
Curtis King Background Vocals
Romero Lubambo Guitar, Cavaquinho
Eve Nelson Flute
Ben Wittman Percussion, Drums, Hand Drums
Stephan Crump Bass
Donny McCaslin Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Paul Nowinski Bass
Joel Frahm Alto Saxophone
Conrad Korsch Bass
Ben Butler Guitar
Jody Redhage Cello
Mike Davis Trombone
Ella Pearl Marcus Vocals
Technical Credits
Rob Mounsey Cello Arrangement
Jonatha Brooke Duet
Peter Eldridge Composer
Andy Ezrin Composer
Lauren Kinhan Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Eve Nelson Composer, Cello Arrangement
Alan Silverman Digital Editing
Ben Wittman Producer, Horn Arrangements
Theo Bleckmann Composer, Lyricist
Burton Yount Art Direction
Ben Butler Composer
Michael McDonald Mastering
Rachel Solomon Illustrations
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously