Album reviews

Elizabeth Shepherd The Signal

The Signal (2014)
Nominated for a 2015 JUNO Award
Longlisted for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize

“Mesmeric” MOJO (UK)
“A soul-groove masterpiece” -Radio Koln (DE)
“The most important vocal jazz record to be released all year.”
-Something Else (US)
“Top 10 Soul/R&B Album of 2014″ -EXCLAIM (CA)
“Best of 2014″ -All About Jazz (US)
“One of the coolest records of 2014″ -Winnipeg Free Press
“One of the best jazz albums of the year” -ICI
“5 stars” -Blues & Soul (UK)
“Irresistibly hip” -Montreal Gazette
“One of the most creative, inventive, and delightful albums of the year” -The Voice
“Enchanting album” -Radio France
“Sublime” -CBC Radio One
“Stunning” -Ride the Tempo
“A pioneering force behind the rebirth of the cool” -R2 (UK)
“the best album of her career” -La Presse

Elizabeth Shepherd REWIND

Rewind (2012)
Nominated for a 2013 JUNO Award

“One of the year’s most pleasant surprises” -The London Evening Standard (UK)
“Stunning…. original and exciting” -Seattle Post (US)
“Extraordinary talent” -RBBKulturradio (GER)
“A hugely original musical mind at work” -Toronto Star (CAN)
“Soulful coolness” – USA Today
“Sensationally original arrangements…. ravishing album” -Properganda Magazine (UK)
“Imaginative arrangements with a laid-back hipness” -The Irish Times
“Bound to intoxicate American jazz fans” -LA Jazz (US)
“Displays a profound understanding of the expressive power of the human voice” -Helsingborgs Dagblad (SWE)
“Completely unique delivery and style” -Jazzrytmit (FIN)
“A deeply involving album” -The WholeNote (CAN)
“Smartly crafted with genuine staying power” – ICON Magazine (US)
“Extraordinary” -The Examiner (US)
“A pure breath of fresh air from Canada” -Ultra Audio (US)
“A constantly surprising delight” -Blinded by Sound (US)
“Simply a lovely record” -EXCLAIM Magazine (CAN)

Elizabeth Shepherd Heavy Falls The NightHeavy Falls the Night (2010)
Longlisted for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize

“Remarkable” -Real Detroit Weekly (US)
“4 stars -London Evening Standard (UK)
“Better than ever” -Globe and Mail
“The best disc of the year” -CKUA Radio (Edmonton)
“Mesmerizing” -All About Jazz (US)
“Subtle and captivating” -The Mirror (Montreal)
“Another superb collection of tunes” -North Shore News (Vancouver)
“NNNN” -NOW (Toronto)
“Her best effort” -Beatroute (Calgary)
“She continues to impress” -Edmonton Journal
“She’s the real deal” -Montreal Gazette
“Stellar songcraft” -The Hurst Review (US)
“Superb” -Tandem (Toronto)
“Get this album” -FFWD Weekly (Calgary)

Elizabeth Shepherd Parkdale
Parkdale (2008)
Nominated for a 2009 JUNO Award

“A more adventurous jazz odyssey than anyone might’ve expected… Very impressive.” -NOW
“Sure-footed and smart” -Globe and Mail
“Le monde s’offre a elle” -Le Soleil (Montreal)
“Be sure to add this album to your jazz collection” -SoundProof

Elizabeth Shepherd Besides
Besides: Remixes & B-Sides (2007)

“Swings nicely with a modern soul jazz verve lounge lizards will feel and club kids will step to” –EXCLAIM (Canada)

“The beat-bolstered revamps of Reversed (by Nostalgia 77 ) and Start To Move (courtesy Natural Self ) should meet with head-nodding approval from hiphop fans, but it’s Shepherd’s glorious takes on Chick Corea’s Open Your Eyes and Pierre Leduc’s swinging Soya that demand to be heard.”
–NOW (Toronto)

“A step past her amazing debut album, and a showcase for the sorts of exposure and circulation her music has gotten in the aftermath of its release.” -Dusty Groove (US)

Elizabeth Shepherd Start To Move
Start to Move (2006)
Nominated for a 2007 JUNO Award

“Proper vocal jazz, a name to watch” -Straight No Chaser (UK)
“An artist on the rise” -Globe and Mail
“Exhilaratingly fresh [...] Hard-bopping jazz that commands you to move” -NOW
“Righteous grooves” -EXCLAIM! (Canada)
“Adding to the worldwide roster of new jazz artists who are bringing something fresh to an old blueprint” -DJ Magazine (UK)
“A contemporary jazz artist who isn’t afraid to do her thing” -Montreal Mirror


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