Nicky Schrire | Freedom Flight

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Freedom Flight

by Nicky Schrire

Celebrating a fresh and vibrant take on the jazz vocal tradition, the London-born, South African-raised, New York-based singer has compiled a collection of songs that are unified by Schrire’s distinct mark as an arranger and interpreter.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Freedom Flight / Blackbird
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7:38 $0.99
2. Journey
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4:57 $0.99
3. Cosmic Love
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4:47 $0.99
4. If Ever I Would Leave You
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3:11 $0.99
5. Ode to a Folk Song
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5:55 $0.99
6. Sleep Away
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3:59 $0.99
7. The Swimming Song
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3:09 $0.99
8. É Preciso Perdoar
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5:42 $0.99
9. Me, the Mango Picker
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4:22 $0.99
10. Shower the People
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3:51 album only
11. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
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Album Notes
Album credits:

Nicky Schrire (vocals)
Nick Paul (piano)
Sam Anning (bass)
Jake Goldbas (drums/percussion)
Paul Jones (tenor saxophone - 5, 11)
Jay Rattman (clarinet - 6, 9)
Brian Adler (percussion - 7)
Peter Eldridge (piano - 4, vocals - 10)

All arrangements by Nicky Schrire
Track 10 arranged by Nicky Schrire & Peter Eldridge

Produced by Nicky Schrire
Recorded by Chris Allen at Sear Sound, NYC
Mixed by James Farber at Sear Sound, NYC
Assistant engineers: Kevin Harper, Owen Mulholland, & Ted Tuthill
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC

Cover and portrait photography by Shervin Lainez
Album design and studio photography by Johannes Felscher

"From the first moments of Nicky Schrire's “Freedom Flight”, it's clear that this is no ordinary jazz vocal album. The album begins with an example of the fearlessness and daring that have become hallmarks of Schrire's live performances, as she sings a stark, haunting, wordless opening to what becomes a captivating version of Paul McCartney's "Blackbird."
- Jason Crane, The Jazz Session

“… Schrire becomes part of the fabric of her music. Her voice is a warm and supple instrument that serves as a dispensary of emotional power.”
-Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“[Schrire] is quite self-assured, trusts her judgment so that each piece stands out…Recordings like "Freedom Flight" make me glad to be alive.”
-Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

“Freedom Flight should have released under a major label's auspices, as Schrire's voice is…an instrument transcending laryngeal norms…”
-Mark S. Tucker, FAME

“Freedom Flight” is vocalist Nicky Schrire’s debut album, but it sounds like the work of a seasoned veteran… Clever and understated… It is an exceptional debut.”
-Steven Lewis, Hardbop Jazz Journal

"If you have been hooked by the new vocalists like Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, check out Nicky Schrire – she’s on her way…"
-Peter Bacon, The Jazz Breakfast



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