French Press for Back Again

Shannon's album Back Again was featured on Paris Move. Here's the translation:

Smooth jazz evolves from generation to generation, and Shannon Kennedy, a brilliant saxophonist, is a very good example. Shannon is, of course, an artist in smooth jazz, this talented musician also has her roots in the rock of the 80s and in current pop. She offers a rendition of “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele, and even succeeds in making a version much more interesting than the original. “Back Again” is as much an informal vision of smooth jazz as well as a current one, sticking at the level of research to what is happening in current jazz, namely to use its own culture in its compositions or arrangements. There is also a Hispanic coloring on this album, coloring which is due to the collaboration of the excellent guitarist Peter White. 


Shannon Kennedy is gradually making an indisputable place in the small world of smooth jazz, at the highest level, and it is well deserved. The smooth jazz artists who are advancing this musical style at the moment, like Shannon Kennedy does so well, has the talent of not separating from the original inspirations, and a title as well arranged as “Back Again” is proof of that. 


It is also on this same smooth jazz that we can dance and party until the end of the night. And if there was a little criticism to make, it would be on the title “Where is The Love” where the voice is much too “tampered with”, but we can easily imagine that the director wanted to give a pop / rock side to this title, and there, frankly, it's just a matter of taste. 
In any case, we will still classify this album in the “indispensable” of Bayou Blue Radio and Paris-Move because it deserves the attention and, above all, to please your ears. 

I say it loudly: the women of the 2000s have a hell of a talent, and we are here to help you discover it. 

Thierry Docmac

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