Gazarek, Sara / Thirsty Ghost
Album: Thirsty Ghost   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gazarek, Sara   Added:Sep 2019
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-11-20 Pull Date: 2020-01-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 26 Jan 19 Jan 5 Dec 22 Dec 15 Dec 8 Dec 1 Nov 24
Airplays: 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 01, 2020: Music Casserole
Distant Storm
4. Jan 18, 2020: Music Casserole
The River/ River Man
2. Jan 21, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Gaslight District
5. Jan 17, 2020: Traditions
3. Jan 20, 2020: Everything
I'm Not The Only One
6. Jan 16, 2020: Old fart At Play
The River/ River Man

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-10-26
Reviewed: 2019-10-25
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: On this, her sixth album, vocalist Gazarek chronicles her reactions to several tragedies in her life. This has resulted in a broadening and deepening of her art. She sings here with a new-found power and earnestness and draws her repertoire from a wide array of sources including Stevie Wonder, Nick Drake and her own writing. The music on the set includes funky fusion tracks, acoustic ballads and hybrids of differing styles, but always with her unique vocal style.
If You Like: Jane Monheit, Laurie Anderson, Laura Nyro
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Lonely Hours (5:59) – piano starts> midtempo song swings uptempo> sax solo> jam fades> slow song builds to midtempo with elongated vocal> builds in volume> quick stop
**2/ Never Will I Marry (3:49) – baas starts> uptempo jam> uptempo song swells in volume> scat solo> Rhodes solo> uptempo song> slows to fade
*3/ I’m Not The Only One (4:49) – Rhodes starts slow> slow song> chorus joins> vocal soar> midtempo song> sax solo> midtempo song with chorus> fade
*4/ Easy Love (4:20) – piano starts sharp> midtempo bluesy song> chorus joins> piano solo> midtempo song> fade
***5/ I Get Along Without You Very Well (5:44) – piano starts slow> slow song slow builds in intensity, then mellows, & builds again> piano solo> slow song builds in intensity & fades
6/ I Believe When I Fall In Love (5:44) – piano starts> midtempo song with chorus> slowly builds to uptempo> sax solo> uptempo song with chorus> vocals soar> crescendo end
7/ Jolene (4:35) – piano starts> uptempo song> vocal soars> piano solo> uptempo song> crescendo> uptempo song> crescendo end
8/ Gaslight District (5:30) – piano/bass & chorus start> midtempo song> builds to a crescendo & mellows> piano solo> strong midtempo song mellows, then swings back up again> mellows to fade
**9/ The River/ River Man (7:01) – horns start> slow song> slowly slides & builds to midtempo> Rhodes solo> midtempo song swells in volume & mellows> fade
10/ Intro: Chrysalis (0:33) – short Rhodes/bass duet
***11/ Cocoon (5:44) – bass starts> slow song with elongated vocal slowly builds to midtempo> crescendo on vocal> Rhodes/sax/vocal intersect to fade
*12/ Distant Storm (6:14) – vocal starts> slow song> pause> midtempo song> sax solo swings up> guest Kurt Elling joins on midtempo song> pause> midtempo song> pause> slow song> quick fade

Track Listing
1. Lonely Hours   7. Jolene
2. Never Will I Marry   8. Gaslight District
3. I'm Not The Only One   9. The River/ River Man
4. Easy Love   10. Intro: Chrysalis
5. I Get Around Without You Very Much   11. Cocoon
6. I Believe When I Fall In Love   12. Distant Storm