Deborah Sachs | Pure Imagination

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Pure Imagination

by Deborah Sachs

Fresh ESCAPIST Jazz, Blues & Swing where making love in the rain, picking up Cowboys, being Halle Berry & other fantasies are all possible. Features Todd Hildreth, Darryel Cotten, Tyrone Wheeler, Sonny Stephens, Craig Wagner, Jacob Duncan & Chris Noga.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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1. Pure Imagination/The Sweetest Sounds Deborah Sachs
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2. Singing in the Rain/Laughter in the Rain
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3. Come to Me
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4. Open Wide
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5. The Melodie Unheard
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6. Olly Oxen Free
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7. Cowboy Junkie
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8. For Now
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9. Eternity
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10. Accelerator Blues
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11. And When I Die/Soon I Will Be Done
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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With considerable vocal talent and a flair for fanciful word play, emerging singer/songwriter, Deborah Sachs, delivers the one-two punch with her engaging debut, Pure Imagination.

An appealing jazz-inflected collection of 8 originals and 3 strikingly inventive arrangements of familiar/far-away favorites by other significant and diverse writers, Pure Imagination entices and enchants.

After the pizzicato bass intro and the first inviting, “Come with me,” there is no resisting being drawn into this winding labyrinth of ESCAPIST tunes and rhythms that range from delicate, intimate and lilting to exceedingly swinging and sassy. Sachs is a self-confessed wordsmith with a radiant spirit and supple alto who delivers just the right emotion to her songs, giving each its particular hue and color.

Her innovative medley of Singing in the Rain and Laughter in the Rain to a Bossa nova groove is a stand out, as is the ethereal piano/vocal, The Melodie Unheard. Evocative of the summer solstice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it is lushly layered with echoing faerie voices and atmospheric arco bass,

Ravishing support throughout comes from her virtuoso rhythm section largely borrowed from Louisville’s genre-confounding Liberation Prophecy. The blend of Todd Hildreth’s piano, Hammond B-3, and Rhodes Fender work with Darryel Cotton’s drums, bass from either Tyrone Wheeler or Sonny Stephens and Craig Wagner’s guitars is ‘pure perfection,’ especially when energized by the brilliant alto solos contributed by Jacob Duncan.

In short, Pure Imagination does it all: engages, agitates & satisfies; amuses, comforts & intrigues; brings to life, preserves & shares the rich inner life of a convincing recording artist. The assortment and blending of styles along with the consistent high quality chops of singer and combo set this aptly named disc apart from the ordinary. Look for Pure Imagination in its own dreamy world, atop the list of “must hear” CDs for 2007.


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Midwestrecord.com

DEBORAH SACHS/Pure Imagination
A jazzy lady with a knack for word play has a nice debut under her belt with this eclectic set that covers several bases and takes you around a few horns. Nicely engaging in an easy going way, it’s overall lightly swinging vibe is the kind of thing that helps make summer last a little longer than it’s 9/21 shelf date. Fun stuff that adds up to a nice find.

-Daniel Gilliam for "Louisville Music News" February 2008

Fresh "Escapist" Debut a Must Hear
Pure Imagination

With Todd Hildreth and special guests

Bonavita Records

www.deborahsachs.com

Deborah Sachs has imagination. You can hear it in her lyrics and her singing.

This debut release from Louisville's newest independent producer/engineer/songwriter/vocalist is full of warm sounds. Deborah’s voice is rich and nimble, bouncing off of each word. Not only has she assembled a good mix of standards and original songs, she has chosen some of Louisville’s musical pride with players such as Todd Hildreth, Tyrone Wheeler, Darryel Cotten, Sonny Stephens, Craig Wagner, Jacob Duncan, and Chris Noga.

Her arrangements and original compositions show a real understanding of the jazz idiom. 'Melodie Unheard' is a perfect example of Deborah’s skillful use of literary references in a subtle way. Every note and harmony is clear and carefully placed to achieve an ethereal and otherworldly effect – something from the imagination.

'Cowboy Junkie', is another original song that bounces and swings, with infectious plays on words. It was also a winner in the Canadian website Sky Jazz’s weekly favorite artist poll in early December.

To purchase a copy of Pure Imagination from the artist, visit www.deborahsachs.com or CDBaby.com. It is also available locally at Ear-X-tacy and Graytower Flowers.