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  •  BAND: RACHELLE FERRELL

    Rachelle Ferrell

    Choice voice

    Rachelle Ferrell, who lends her spectacular six-octave range to a blend of R&B and jazz, plays a week at the Blue Note — and a night on the Internet.

    By MICHAEL BERRY
    Offoffoff.com

    When Rachelle Ferrell burst onto the music scene in the early nineties she provided the music scene not only with one of its most powerful and unique voices, but also a much needed musical bridge between R&B and jazz. Equally at home in a straight off R&B soul format as singing straight-ahead jazz and standards, Rachelle Ferrell is a musical anomaly — not so much because she can do both — but because she does both so damn well.

      
    RACHELLE FERRELL
    Rachelle Ferrell (vocals).

    Related links: Official site
    It is Rachelle's musicianship, songwriting, musical intuition and stunning six-octave vocal range that set her apart from her contemporaries. While still a virtual unknown Rachelle had already shared the stage with such legends as Stanley Clarke, Wayne Shorter, Lenny White (who produced her first album), Quincy Jones, Will Downing and George Duke (who produced her second album and often plays in her band!).

    Although she has not released any new material since her 1992 R & B/smooth jazz self-titled major label debut (Rachelle's first effort as a leader, 1990's "First Instrument" was re-issued by Blue Note Records in 1995), Rachelle has continued to consistently woo audiences on the club circuit and at jazz festivals where she often be seen sharing the stage with George Duke. In mid-December however, the stage will be all hers as Rachelle brings her R&B band, sophisticated melodies, smooth grooves — and of course — THAT VOICE to the Blue Note for a week of what is bound to be pure vocal magic.

    Note: The Blue Note, InterJazz and Yahoo are sponsoring a live Internet broadcast of the Rachelle Ferrell performance live from the Blue Note. Tune-in on Thurs., Dec. 16, at 9 p.m. to see and hear the show. For complete information about the tools you need to access the broadcast visit the Blue Note Live page.

    DECEMBER 12, 1999
    OFFOFFOFF.COM • THE GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE NEW YORK


    Reader comments on Rachelle Ferrell:

  • Gift of Song   from Victoria Townsend, Aug 30, 2000
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  • her singing   from eddiewrightjr, Dec 15, 2000
  • Truly Beautiful   from Maria Lacy, Dec 20, 2000
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