Ava Lemert | From My Soul

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From My Soul

by Ava Lemert

Ava Lemert blends classic soul, funk and jazz with her seductive vocals and sax-playing into passionate music that moves the soul with raw emotion, power and sensuality.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Smooth Soul
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1. You Know You Got It
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5:07 $1.20
2. I Wanna Funk It Up
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3:33 $1.20
3. Rhodelea
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4:42 $1.20
4. Won't Be Your Plaything
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4:18 $1.20
5. That 70's Girl
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4:26 $1.20
6. Nothing Looks the Same in the Light
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4:31 $1.20
7. Soft and Silky
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4:07 $1.20
8. You Got Somethin Coming to You
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3:48 $1.20
9. Kiss You
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2:56 $1.20
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Album Notes
Ava Lemert is a Sacramento siren of soul. She is both a powerful singer, songwriter and electrifying saxophonist. Her original songs range from the acclaimed "Kiss You" which feature her singing lead, harmonies and layers of her alto and tenor saxophones to the amped up "I Wanna Funk It Up" which is her own house-quaking nod to Zapp and Roger and the Isley Brothers. It has electrifying vocal and saxophone effects sure to get you moving to the sound! If seductive, passionate soul music move you, there is much to hear, from the lilting effortless sexy "Rhodelea" to the raw, urban feel of "Soft and Silky" there won't be anything but pure satisfaction. You can't listen just once. "From My Soul" is not just one genre of music —nor is Ms. Lemert just a 'vocalist' or a 'saxophonist' she is all that and much, much more. Catch a star on her rise.

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REVIEW - EXAMINER.COM - San Francisco - Nov. 29, 2009
by Matthew Wright - Sacramento's Indie Music Examiner
"If you dig soul jazz, if the saxophone makes you shake, if you swoon to a chanteuse, Ava Lemert is the indie musician to catch.
With a new CD available and a variety of videos and singles available online, independent music's rich tapestry in Sacramento is held together with the original threads of deep soul and jazz. She is a songwriter and vocalist who plays the alto and tenor sax with a soulful and uplifting finesse and has been releasing singles, recording videos and promoting her music online.
Although the new album, "From My Soul" is available now through her website, she will be having a CD Release Party at Simplie Indie in Rocklin on December 15. She recently played at Arco Arena, performing "The Star Spangled Banner" for the fans during the pre-game festivities. The video can be watched at Youtube.
Anyone who enjoys music that thrills, original lyrics, traditional soul and jazz, sultry saxophone and seductive vocals should catch Ava Lemert, one of Sacramento's rising stars."

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REVIEW - SOULCHOONZ.COM - U.K. - Jan. 3, 2010
by Barry Towler - The Vibe Scribe
"Hailing from Citrus Heights, California, the petite yet powerful Ava Lemert blows away the cobwebs from 2009 with her zingy sax prowess and funky vocals. This is no smooth jazz set, by no stretch of the imagination. The CD definitely has it's fair share of jazzy moments, but in equal measure do we find plenty of soul and funk vibes. A set, I would imagine, that encompasses everything we know and love about our music. There is something on here for everyone who visits these pages, and if you check out the sound samples on CD Baby then I think you'll agree that this is a worthwhile purchase to kick off your soulful squandering in 2010! As far as my feelings go, I was sold within moments of hearing the intro to "You Know You Got It". The real instrumentation, funky guitar, horns and flute are superb and very much in a mid '70s vibe. I wouldn't say that Ava has the vocal prowess of, say, JC Bentley or Regina Belle, but she is very much at home on this kind of groove.
The edgier "I Want To Funk It Up" reminds me of grittier moments from the latest U-Nam CD, and the vocals certainly work well on here with the strained and freaky sax touches. Fans of Boney James will find a home with the gorgeous "Rhodelea", a semi vocal cut with a nice haunting melody, backing vocals and loose rhythm that allows the sax to take centre stage. Strong, and extremely worthwhile is this track. A full-blown vocal cut complete with acoustic guitar can be found with "Won't Be Your Plaything" - this gives us a Hammond organ and therefore a different feel. I much prefer the sexy, saxy "That '70s Girl" complete with wah-wah guitar. This is definitely the sort of funky jazz that I like to hear. What surprised me was a soulful interpretation of George Michael's "Nothing Looks The Same In The Light". This is quite good actually, and I'm sure the Great Man - being a soulboy himself - would heartily approve. "You Got Something Coming To You" could be a great vehicle for someone of the stature of Joss Stone...this is a strong, rootsy soul track of real merit and is one that should do the business on radio. All in all a promising debut CD!"

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5 out of 5 stars-- R&B/Jazz from the heart and soul of Ava Lemert - December 30, 2009
By Joseph T. Golden "Joe Golden" (Fredericksburg, VA USA) - Amazon.com
"This is a wonderful and great release from Ava Lemert! Her eclectic style of Rhythm and Blues coupled with Jazz have really provided some great sounds for these great genre of music. It is deeply from her heart and soul just as the title says "From My Soul". Truly American music form our deep roots of Jazz and R&B. My wife and I love the sultry singing and great Saxophone solos! Agreat mix and wonderful for the listening ear.
This is definitely a 5 star rating and I encourage any one wanting to listen to music especially Jazz and R&B it is great. I found to be uplifting in beat and great all around listening."

5 out of 5 stars - Up and coming artist - Jan, 2, 2010
by byranbu - iTunes.com
"I discovered Ava at her CD release party. It didn't take long to become a fan. She is the future of smooth jazz, my favorite song so far is nothing looks the same in the light. Check this CD out, you won't regret it."

5 out of 5 stars - Really impressed! - Jan. 2, 2010
by Drew Scott - iTunes.com
"I've been following Ava for a while on Facebook for a while now, and after listening to some of the samples of her music, I decided to take the plunge and buy the album. I was really impressed! This is an outstanding effort by a hot new artist! After several listens, I'd have to rank "That 70's Girl" as my favorite song. Close behind it is Rhodelea and I Wanna Funk it Up. There is a really interesting blend of saxophone based instrumental songs and some outstanding vocal work. Ms. Ava Lemert has a ton of talent, and I can't wait to hear what she comes up with next. If you are a fan of neo-soul and saxophone music, give this one a listen! You won't be disappointed."


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Audrey L.

Make room in your budget for Ava's Music, MUST HAVE
Wow. This lady has it all. I was hooked from the start, the soulful singing really was great then I realized all the funky saxophones are also by Ms. Lemert. I would LOVE to see her do this live, but for now, I have to say, this CD has got to be one of the best buys I've made in a long time. With $ so tight. I don't spend like I used to, boy am I glad I took a chance on the whole CD, not a clunker in the whole collection, not all the same sound, hours of entertainment, GREAT VALUE for budget conscious like me. And who isn't these days?


there is only one word for this album ... GREAT !!!!
found by serenditpity ... listened to the preview ... and from one moment to the other ... fallen in love with this fascinating voice and great sax tracks ... now I've ordered it and playing the whole time in the background while working on my pc ... and the music this great artist inspires and helps me doing my work in a mystical way

Thanks AVA for gibing me the chance to make this great experience!

D'Wele Jackson

Saxxy sexy soul girl
I heard Ava interviewed on blogtalk radio a while back and found this on her website. Glad I did, nice to be able to find music made like this in todays day and age.
I was not expecting that voice.
I was drawn to her as a sax player, not too many ladies play, but then she sings like a diva, too. Get this album if you want to get hooked on a new artist that does music the right way, none of that tpain crap, this is her voice and it melts your heart, fires you up. You like soul with real horns, real classic soul? If you like funk and smooth R&B, too, this has got it all and then some. Don't hesistate. From my soul is my favorite CD right now!

Dan Hollister

A must have for your CD collection!!
It's few and far between that you find a talent like Ava Lemert. The first time I listened to her CD, I felt like I had experienced every emotion she has ever felt. Her music is that powerful. All the songs are my favorite, it wouldn't be right to pick just one as my favorite when they all are. She is everything wrapped in one, an awesome singer, and one of the best sax players I've heard in a long time! And a note for all you romantics reading this, her music is a powerful aphrodisiac! She will be a major force in the music industry. Her time is coming quick!

kevin wagg

Love this !!
I ADORE this womans voice! She really reminds me of Lisa Stansfield - the mix of soulful sax and emotion is wonderful, and this album is right up there with anything Ms Stansfield has ever done... Ava has the advantage of being a great sax player, so understands the groove from every side... My personal favorite track has to be "I wanna funk it up"... I am also a HUGE Candy Dulfer fan, and this track really reminds me of Candy at her funkiest! There are far too few funky women musicians out there; I believe that we should celebrate the achievements of these talented chosen few... This woman is pure sex.
So if you like your sax smooth, your vocalists soulful and sexy, look no further. I strongly suggest you get a copy of this album.

Lynn S.

My new favorite CD is From My Soul
I was skeptical at first, I thought maybe there'd be "a" song I'd like and then some that I'd skip but NO. Each song just hits you they're all different and that keeps me listening. I think the CD has been in my car for 5 days now non-stop on my commutes, I can't really pick a favorite but I'd have to go with "Rhodelea" - I can't believe the saxophonist and the singer are both Ava?? That is different right there. I mean there are a handful of female sax players who also sing but they're mostly sax, the singing is an obvious side-line. Not so here, I can't decide what I like best, Ava's unique and soulful voice or her sax playing. I'm a new fan, I can't wait to hear what she comes up with next. I can't believe she isn't on a label. Maybe that's why Ava's music sounds so personal and connected with me, it's really a great title, too. Go Ava!

Shawn Williams

Ava's Debut!
Ava, you finally deserved it! Love, Shawn!