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Critical Acclaim for A NEW TAKE
"...Sue Matsuki has A New Take, a jazz disc with the marvelous Bob Kindred on tenor sax making it more interesting than your average release. When Matsuki plays with the lyric on the slower tempos...like I'm Gonna Miss You, penned by Mel Tormé which is beautifully done...no over-the-top angst but rather a light touch of sad melancholy..."
Lesley Alexander, WRTN-FM's program, "Welcome To The Club - Broadcasted on August 31, 2001
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Critical Acclaim for A NEW TAKE
"...Sue Matsuki meant one thing with the title of her CD A New Take. You can add one more: take it home. Fresh and exciting, this is jazz that neither loses the melodic line nor the meaning of the lyrics. The arrangements have style, the singing has warmth and sincerity, and the ultimate compliment is that the CD wears well on the ear. As soon as you hear the album once through you’ll likely want to hear it again..."
Barbara & Scott Siegel, Siegel Entertainment Syndicate/Backstage
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Critical Acclaim for A NEW TAKE
"Your CD is wonderful – it’s great to hear the songs and hear the joy with which you sing!"
DC Anderson
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Critical Acclaim for A NEW TAKE
"This is my initial response, straight from the heart: I just finished working on a film involving the supernatural. And an element of it had to do with the conjuring of spirits of those who went before (living and dead) in order to create something new and alive. And I thought about that as I was listening to the CD tonight.
“I felt George Shearing and Eddie Jefferson draw close. Out of the corner of my eye in the darkened corner there was Cleo Laine with John Coltrane, but when I looked over they were gone in a purple mist that seemed to hold reflections of Nichele Nichols, Mundell Lowe, Stan Getz and Diane Schuur. With the scent of Julie London in the air around me.
But none of that is exactly right.
The instrumentation and arrangements were superb, your performance marvelous, the concept incredibly well executed. But those are all individual elements…and what I heard was a single entity, a living thing that swept around me and took me away...
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Critical Acclaim for A NEW TAKE
"This CD is a must have…I just fell in love with the song choices, the arrangements, and Sue’s wonderful phrasing and interpretation."
Julie Reyburn
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Critical Acclaim for A NEW TAKE
"...Your singing shows a quiet confidence that’s impressive on a first recording. It’s clear that you know you have the right to express your feelings, you truly mean what you say, and you can say it without unnecessary ornamentation. AND, you can swing!"
Annie Dinerman
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Critical Acclaim for A NEW TAKE
“If you know Susan Matsuki, you'll recognize your friend from the exuberant cover art right through the last thrilling "take" on this impeccably arranged, engineered and performed disc. If you don't know Susan Matsuki, after you've taken this jazz-driven journey you'll feel like you've had a long, rich conversation and will be looking forward to the next one.
The concept for "A New Take" is simple: fresh, often daring, always inventive new interpretations of standards, rarities, and a number of surprising – and successful! – contemporary songs that have been so artfully re-imagined by Susan and her extraordinary arranger/pianist Gregory Toroian that they feel completely new.
The recording captures performances of such immediacy and intimacy that you expect to hear ice cubes clinking and chairs shifting. I almost applauded sitting in my comfy chair in the dark under the headphones. Susan sings with a calm co...
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Critical Acclaim for A NEW TAKE
"I was knocked out by your recording! Your song selections, your arrangements, your voice and your ear for jazz are stunning. And, you have such passion. I had no idea of the scope of your talent."
Sammy Goldstein
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Critical Acclaim for A NEW TAKE
“I've been watching Susan Matsuki's career develop for years and welcomed the chance to review her new CD. When I received it, I played it straight through, then played it again, then AGAIN. This is a CD that's liable to stay in my CD changer right next to Nancy LaMott. The album is a compilation of steamy sultry jazz takes on standards and pop tunes, remarkably arranged by Gregory Toroian.
Matsuki is always a pleasure on-stage, but she truly comes alive in the studio. Unlike many cabaret performers who don't translate well to the recorded medium, Matsuki brings emotional intensity and vocal insouciance to her debut album. She is joined by the stellar musical performances of Gregory Toroian on piano; Ned Mann, bass; Ron Tierno, percussion; Chris Hajian, trumpet; Gene Bertoncini, guitar; and Bob Kindred, sax. This album has all the seductive silky jazz stylings that the Linda Rondstadt/Nelson Riddle albums should have had. Toroian is truly a find, both...
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TEN YEARS IN THE MAKING
"On Friday I went into town a bit later than usual, catching just one show, at 9:30 pm, at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ), where Sue Matsuki was celebrating her birthday as well as presenting the final show of her seven-show retrospective of her 10-year collaboration with her musical director Gregory Toroian. The show was sold out for weeks. It seemed like the entire NYC cabaret community was in attendance. The show got a late start, and continued until nearly 11:15 pm , but every minute was magical! Sue performed 14 songs in this show that were not a part of the repertoire of songs she performed in the first 5 shows. What a glorious evening! What a glorious voice! What a wonderful creative and talented team! I would be hard pressed to choose a show seen in 2005 that was as thrilling and satisfying as this event."
Stu Hamstra, Cabaret HotlineOnL...
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