Mad Romance
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Mad Romance

Hollywood, Florida, United States | INDIE

Hollywood, Florida, United States | INDIE
Band Jazz Adult Contemporary

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Mad Romance @ Coral Gables Museum

Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Coral Gables, Florida, USA

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The term “mad romance” was once used as a way to describe the ultimate feeling you can get in love. These days, people will use even more extreme ways to talk about a love so raw that you can eat your own lips just thinking about it, but the music of Mad Romance is not of these times, but a time long gone when vocal jazz could change the world and move crowds into making babies that night (if not on the dance floor). The four-piece group offer up Aim High (self released), and the one group that immediately came to mind was Manhattan Transfer, who sound great together but where each of them shine in their own right in various tracks. Despite the age of most of these songs, they are very vibrant and relevant today, especially “How Long Has This Been Going On”. Wendy Pederson sings lead on this one, and you can hear her draw in all of the elements that the lyrics convey and bring them home. The Zombies‘ “Time Of The Season” is reinterpreted here beautifully, and it’s also nice to hear a vocal jazz album that doesn’t stay within its own boundaries. That’s made clear again in “You Make Me Feel Brand New”, as the soul of the old Stylistics song is renewed for a new generation to hear.

Of course, I’m saying this as if this album is being aimed to Katy Perry and Justin Bieber fans, which it isn’t, but should. This is top notch vocals and arrangements that will please fans of the genre, but also make those who love damn good music quite happy.
- This is Book's Music


Discography

CD- "Aim High" - released February 14, 2011 - is being promoted and played on many jazz stations in US and in Europe

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Mad Romance has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Blue Note in NYC, Blues Alley in Washington, DC, and Gusman Hall in Miami. The members have all recorded on their own, and have performed with many stars including Eva Cassidy, Jon Faddis, Maynard Ferguson, the Temptations, Roy Hargrove, Ira Sullivan, Arturo Sandoval, and the Woody Herman Band.