Quotes from reviews of AMBER WEEKES
“A real gem . . . let’s hope (Grammy) voters remember to nominate this set come next September as (Amber’s) mantelpiece has earned this statue. Killer stuff that just plain sounds like heaven.”
– Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“. . . with an impressive set of pipes, Amber Weekes reworks a dozen of her favorite standards on the aptly titled Pure Imagination. . . Most of us won’t be familiar with the bulk of these tunes, and even if you are, Weekes reinvents them in her own light, and it results in a must hear album of swingin’ and soulful jazz.”
-Tom Haugen, Take Effect Reviews
“At the peak of her powers!… Amber Weekes just soars in this new recording – and even those of us who have been following her multiple successes, this new collection of her gifts is an enriching treasure that proves she is at the top of her game.”
-Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer, Amazon.com
“There’s no back story necessary to appreciate the heartfelt, expansive artistry the popular L.A.-based club singer brings to her latest sprinkling of musical glory that is – true to its title and artistically speaking – a work of Pure Imagination.
. . . she draws us in with her pin drop exquisite voice and stylistic eclecticism. . .
Weekes’ adventurousness lets us experience her mining everything from the Great American Songbook (Cole Porter, Ellington) to “The Way He Makes Me Feel” from Yentl to the beautiful Barry Manilow/Johnny Mercer reflection “When October Goes” – the latter rendered as both a brisk bossa and sensual ballad.
. . . Pure Imagination is a revelatory work from an artist the world beyond the L.A. jazz scene needs to hear more of.
– Jonathan Widran, jwvibe