Archive for January 9th, 2010

Lynn Riley – Too Cool

“She’s a show stopper. She wails, she grooves, she swings. She plays with authority, with power, with soul.” These are the words used to describe Lynn Riley by Ron Avery of the Philadelphia Daily News. A powerful dynamo in a tiny package, Riley has been described more than once as “Superwoman” of the sax for her amazing prowess and conviction that stretches across genres. Now, Riley and her band, the World Mix, will be re-releasing their debut CD, Too Cool, January 2010.

Initially released locally, this will be the national debut for the Too Cool CD. In a review of the CD, Kim Yvette Stanley of Associated Content said, “Lynn’s signature style can be described as bold, melodious, rhythmic, sophisticated and sultry. She draws you in like nothing I have experienced.”

Based on her impressive resume, a listener can understand the expansive music vocabulary and jazz roots heard throughout Too Cool. Having performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Africa, South America and the Caribbean, Riley has played with Grover Washington Jr., David Bromberg, Gerald Veasley, Rachelle Farrell, Charles Earland and more. She has opened for artists such as Najee, Spyro Gyra, Nelson Rangell, Nester Torres, Andy Narell, The Indigo Girls and others.

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