Title - 'Club Rendezvous'
Artist - Sasha's Bloc
Welcome to Club Rendezvous, a place both inviting and mysterious, lost in time but pulsing with the thrill of the moment.
Step inside and be greeted by the hard-boiled and the heartbroken, as sultry femmes fatale brood at the bar and the elite meet near the bandstand.
This is the utterly fantastically yet vividly imagined speakeasy noir conjured by Moscow-born bassist and bandleader Alexander Gershman with his collaborator, multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning writer/producer Charlie Midnight.
Performed by Gershman’s brainchild, the Los Angeles ensemble Sasha’s Bloc, their brand new album Club Rendezvous (out now via AG Entertainment) is the band’s most ambitious creation to date.
A concept album co-produced and co-written by Gershman and Midnight, it features dazzling vocals by the band’s multi-talented 23-year-old singer Nikki Lorenzo.
2. 'A Kiss for a Kiss'
3. 'Swing and Swagger'
4. 'Cigarettes, Coffee and Champagne'
5. 'Going to Extremes'
6. 'Memory in Black and White'
7. 'Boogie Side of Town'
8. 'Written with the Blues'
9. 'Land of Noir'
10. 'Alley Cat'
11. 'I Choose Happiness'
12. 'Crazy Love'
13. 'Time out of Time'
Kicking things off in style with the low-slung trumpet-led beauty 'Rendezvous,' they back that up seamlessly with the sultry ballad 'A Kiss for a Kiss,' the magnificent Charleston dance floor fury of 'Swing and Swagger,' and then both the lush 'Cigarettes, Coffee and Champagne' and the male-told storytelling of 'Going to Extremes.'
This concept album told through 13 connected musical numbers continues onward with the lo-fi trumpet-led ballad 'Memory in Black and White,' the upbeat Charleston dance fever of 'Boogie Side of Town,' and then the piano bar blues of 'Written with the Blues' and the mid-tempo 'Land of Noir.'
This quite incredible album then rounds out with the sultry, finger-snappin' 'Alley Cat,' the free flowing, big jazz band buoyancy of 'I Choose Happiness,' and comes to a close on the elegance of 'Crazy Love' and then the nostalgic, yearning vibe of 'Time out of Time.'
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