Vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles has continuously dazzled us here, standing out as a singer with a voice as airy as a breeze or as gusty as a thunderstorm. Whether on her own, with her previous group, Manner Effect, or with her new group, SCOPE, Charles is always a voice that can’t help but stand out front and call attention. This is no more true than on her new album, Free of Form, which she is set to release in October on Stretch Music/Ropeadope Records. The album, which features Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah guesting on a few songs throughout as well as co-producing this collection alongside Charles, floats in all those realms between jazz of all stripes, R&B, and soul. This is no more clear than in the ethereal title track. Check it out after the jump and be on the lookout for Free of Form when it drops October 6th.
Sarah Elizabeth Charles – Voice / Co-Producer
Jesse Elder – Piano / Keyboards
Burniss Earl Travis II – Bass
John Davis – Drums
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Trumpet / Co-Producer
Free of Form, the new album from vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles, is out October 6th on Ropeadope Records. You can pre-order it now at her Bandcamp.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.