heru wrote:yes there are personal feelings hear. these are not just maysa's fans they are her friends too!there is never going to be objectivity discussing maysa for some. no matter how much musical gobblede goop is espoused. the bottom line is whether you like it or don't. it's just an opinion. harron does this when ever there is a critism of maysa even a little bit.for me maysa leak is a great artist but, more so a great vocal technician. she has always been so. the older she get's the more that's evident because she has had to deal with the realities of the american market(production/budgets)which has been eluded to. but, just because she can SANG doesn't me everyone is going to like her music or, her as an entertainer.
To make it clear Heru I will comment where I have something to contribute. My point for responding is how can you comment when you haven't heard the recording?
I think it's fine if you purchased the cd, listened to it, and then comment. Post your opinions if you will. If someone post something, I will comment. That's what the forum is for.
My approach is more than just a fan, but as a musician who dissects the music regardless if it's Maysa, ABC, or whoever else. When I listened to A Woman in Love, I compared it not to Maysa's earlier recordings or Incognito's but to other female vocalist in that genre. ie Dianne Reeves, Diane Krall, Cassandra Wilson. There is one song that Krall did that's one Maysa's cd that I listened to. Krall jazz phrasing lacked some extensions in the melody.
I'm sorry that my post come across other wise. Basically if I have the recording I will comment.
I'm actually laughing cause I started this thread just to inform peeps that Maysa has a new cd out. lol
I do see that there is still a language barrier. But if we always agreed with everything, then we would have nothing to discuss.