CD Reviews: Contemporary Jazz 'Turning Point by daysahead features the compelling voice of Kim Leachman and energetic artistry of guitarist Steve Wright...near perfect marriage artistically...high energy music with lyrical substance that 'rocks' embroidered with the fabric of jazz, soul and occasional Latin influences...'Tuck and Patty' reincarnated in a quartet setting.' Rhythmflow e-zine '...Daysahead makes their mark on the scene, with an album, 'Turning Point', that's soulful and revives the spirit of the golden era of R&B/Soul bands of the 70's & 80's...(the band) boasts a sound that criss-crosses R&B, jazz, funk and rock to create an intricate and intriguing musical stew...a sound that's both contemporary and timeless. With an air-tight band and a bewitching front woman...' ROCKWIRED 'Daysahead is all about chemistry; that often times elusive element that makes everything come together. It is the combination of vocalist KIM LEACHMAN's impressive command of that indefinable voice that goes from gospel, to soul, to jazz and to rock in a seconds notice, and the dexterity of guitarist and partner-in-crime STEVE WRIGHT. Who knew such sounds, textures, and imagination could come from just six strings.' SoulTracks '...one listen their eclectic, engaging brand of music shows that this is an original group bursting with it's own distinct style...Using Wrights electric guitar as the musical centerpiece...Leachman, a wonderful smoky-voiced singer...the common theme (is) strong instrumentation and the 'live' feel of the performance...the band is top notch and keeps the whole album sounding immediate...Turning Point (is) a great showcase for their expansive vision of popular music.' Funkjunkiez 'Turning Point'...deliberately seek to cross the genre boundaries...touching, emotive and walks the line between jazz and soul quite sublimely...Kims vocals are strong and vibrant and the jazzy riffs are quite catchy...excellent musicians and a great vocal talent...remind you of The Brand New Heavies...I can foresee nothing but successful Days Ahead.' Jazz-not-Jazz 'Daysahead is a band that has truly developed their own sound that sets them apart from the rest of the new/neo/nu soul movement. What may sound odd at first is that they hardly use any keys on their debut album Turning Point. Instead they rely on the strength of guitar (acoustic and electric), bass and drums and of course on the impressive voice of Kim Leachman. And it's this combination of musical instruments and Daysahead's own blend of soul, funk and rock that is a welcome breath of fresh air in today's music scene....a distinctive sound that's left field from the soul mainstream in a refreshing way.'
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