With the recent resurgence of soul singers, Maysa’s organic, down-home, jazzy and bluesy approach is the essence of what people have been searching for. She is authentic and music is her truth. “I am a storyteller, a counselor and a friend that helps others through the good times and bad through my music. It’s important for me to connect with the audience because it’s my God given job.” Blue Velvet Soul features several reinventions of several familiar classics including the Johnny Hammond composition Quiet Fire, inspired by Nancy Wilson’s version. A special highlight on the new CD is Maysa’s gift as a composer. Eight of the album’s tracks feature originals and in true Maysa no holds barred fashion, she pours her heart and soul into every note. Blue Velvet Soul includes the uplifting duet with friend Bluey from Incognito, Good Morning Sunrise, the sultry Sophisticated Lover, where Maysa woos us in the language of love and the sublime meditation Maysa wrote for buy Misoprostol without a prescriptionherself Inside My Dream. The past year has been a difficult one as Maysa lost her dearest friend, her mother. “She made me promise to keep going no matter what,” shares the singer. “I was able to continue with my live shows in almost a robotic state but when it came time to create. I was lost. I finished this record with God’s help and a little help from my friends.
On June 18, 2013, the Baltimore native will release her tenth recording as a leader and sixth for Shanachie Entertainment, Blue Velvet Soul. “I hope my fans that have been supportive of me through the years will enjoy this new music. That is all I can ask for!”
Ohmigracious Maysa, you have only gotten better with time; like a [three_fourths][/three_fourths]fine wine. From the first sip, Beautiful Dreamer, to the very last drop, Love Me Good, she turns this collection of beautifully written, arranged, and produced music every which way but loose. Maysa is spanking us with Blue Velvet Soul ya’ll, singing about love in all of its incarnations …sweet! Strongly Recommended – ABYSSJazz