Simply Monica is a wonderful journey of music through the idiom of jazz. From start to finish, Monica delivers a stellar performance celebrating her first solo CD project. Monica's smooth vocal delivery and tonal quality has led her to call herself, 'a song stylist'. Her playful mastery of her vocal instrument, one hears a hint of Sarah Vaughn or Diane Reeves. One such critic has described has it as love in a bottle. In the title cut 'Simply Monica' shows you her bluesy style, in 'Strangers' Monica shows her R&B side, while in 'Come With Me', she serves up a good dose of sultry vocals. On 'thinking Straight', Monica explores African rhythms and fused them with modern vocal styling, to cook up a powerful blend of new and old. To add base, bottom, and flow, Monica has invited such jazz greats as: Dr Lonnie Smith, Melton Mustafa, and Jessie Jones and blended them with new but seasoned players: John Walker, Rudolph Brown Jr., Marcus France, David Frazier, Gilbert Salter Jr., David 'Jodie' Hill, Jose Miller, Carlos Jorge, Ike Woods, Rod Percy, Mark Jackson, and Jay 'JJ' Johnson to create a flavor that will appeal to the jazz in you. You will agree that 'Simply Monica' is a must-have for your jazz collection.
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