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Kate Schutt
No Love Lost
Artist Share Records
www.kateschutt.com


Between the gentle sconces of Norah Jones and the meandering musings of Tift Merritt lies the music of Kate Schutt. Her debut record No Love Lost is a perfect clash of silky-sheeted jazz and rustic folk-pop. Produced by Schutt and with all music written by Schutt, No Love Lost is the next stage for standard jazz. Her vocals are accessible while having the ability to command the attention of large crowds. Her songs incite a comfortable setting for one to sit beside oneself, and listen to the ramblings about everything that has been held inside and needs to be let out. The music is rustic and chic, polarized qualities that come together in agreement on Schutt's record.

The flaccid saxophone swirls of "Mary" give the melody lift off from its folk-pop base, and the orchestral tones in the backdrop of "How Much In Love" deliver soft floating silhouettes across the standard jazz lexicons. "Peter Please" has a catchy groove relatable to Tristan Prettyman with quaint vocal subtleties, intricate chord turns and twisting saxophone wires. The details of the tune are sophisticated without over indulging in the artistic swipes. "Wrecking Ball" has fun-filled sprees while "Raining" emits a bluesy atmosphere. The calm tempo of "Calamity" is ruminating like watching reflections move across a lake, and the folksy grooves of "Two Halves" contain bluesy smoke rings that bend to Schutt's vocal commands easily. The upswings in "The Young" are lounging and Schutt's rendition of Sheila E.'s pop song "Glamorous Life" puts a new twist on the number with jazz-pop clamps and bossa nova acoustics.

Kate Schutt's debut album No Love Lost is a descendant of Duke Ellington's jazz, but takes it a step further into a modern age right beside Norah Jones. Coming from Canada, Kate Schutt shows that folk and jazz unions grow north of the American border, and can have a worldwide appeal that attracts people outside of the jazz clubs and coffeehouses.

-Susan Frances

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