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PRESS ON SARAH WILSON
”…a singular jazz artist with a tremendously evocative book of original material.“
- Andrew Gilbert, Contra Costa Times.

”…one of the most intriguing and promising composers and trumpeters on the contemporary music scene.“
- Derk Richardson, San Francisco Chronicle online, sfgate.com.
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"...the music she produces is striking in its broad nature and sense of melody".
- Bob Karlovits, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"Sarah Wilson is making quite a name for herself on the Bay Area jazz scene".
- Jim Harrington, Oakland Tribune.

PRESS ON RECORDINGS
Sarah Wilson, ”Trapeze Project“
(Brass Tonic Records, 2010)
Editor’s Pick — DownBeat
Top Jazz Albums of 2010: Honorable Mention — Francis Davis, Village Voice
Top 10 of 2010 — Steve Feeney, Jazz Journalists Association
10 Favorite New Jazz Recordings of 2010 — Andy Gilbert, The California Report/NPR
Notable CD of 2010 — W. Royal Stokes
Top Jazz Albums of 2010 — Something Else
Top 10 CD of 2010 — Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz
Best of 2010 — Outside-Inside-Out
Best of 2010 — Napster’s Discover Jazz

"A very individual voice…She makes music her own way".
- Frank Alkyer, DownBeat Magazine.

"…her vocal on Joy Division’s 'Love Will Tear Us Apart,' is the year’s most inspired cover".
- Francis Davis, Village Voice.

"From the jubilant, Ghanian Highlife-flavored opener ("Blessing") to a roadhouse-meets-klezmer romp ("At Zebulon") and blues-tinged Crescent City stroll ("To New Orleans"), Wilson and crew cover a lot of stylistic ground".
- Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times.

"Her new CD Trapeze Project showcases her danceable, visually evocative and melodic music that is both sophisticated and accessible".
- Jazziz.

"Songs that sound cerebral, made of far-flung resources, but at the same time sounding very melodic and organic, with a strong emotional appeal".
- Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz

"An engaging and evocative album… A small gem of delight".
- Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz.

"While collaborating with some of jazz's most expressive instrumental voices (clarinetist Ben Goldberg, pianist Myra Melford, drummer Scott Amendola and bassist Jerome Harris), Wilson has followed her muse into uncharted territory, a realm where mystical Persian poetry sits comfortable next to her sorrowful crooning of Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'".
- Andrew Gilberts 10 Favorite CDs of 2010, The California Report.

"Sarah Wilson's music resides in a unique spot somewhere between jazz and non-jazz, and it's a place she clearly relishes being in. As a listener, Trapeze Project is a nice, out of the way place to go for both adventure and relaxation".
- Victor Aaron, Something Else.

"Trapeze Project will please adventurous listeners, at times tickling your ears or soothing them and, once in a while, even presenting challenging sounds. Both the rewards and joys are plentiful on this most impressive recording".
- Richard Kamins, Steptempest.

"Every player is given space to shine on this record and never fails to do so... There is a wonderful sense of simplicity, innocence and plainness in Wilson's playing singing and writing, and along with the top level playing from the members of her band, it's the disc's most noticeable and praiseworthy attributes".
- Chris Robinson, Outside-Inside-Out.

"A strange and beautiful book of songs and tunes that slide from haunting confessionals to dance-inducing New Orleans grooves".
- Andrew Gilbert, East Bay Express.

"Melodious, sensitive, intelligent, and sophisticated…"
- Francois Couture, Journal D’ecoute/Listening Diary.
Sarah Wilson, ”Music for an Imaginary Play“
(Evander Music, 2006)
”...evocative, elegant and comfortably familiar all at once.“
- Time Out New York

”Best of 2006 Bay Area Jazz CD's… Her transparent melodic lines flow with a dreamlike internal logic, but her tunes are concise and rarely meander… Wilson is an artist who promises great things.“
- Andrew Gilbert, Contra Costa Times

”Her trumpet breathes fiery emotion into each scene, as her quintet lights up each selection with the solemn majesty of a unit inspired.“
- Jim Santella, Cadence Magazine

 
© Sarah Wilson 2012Photos © Lenny Gonzalez