Rene Marie -][- Voice Of My Beautiful Country – [Motéma, 2011]
Rene Marie’s revolutionary yet deeply personal patriotism soars from sea to shining sea on her tour-de-force, jazz/gospel/Americana crossover album, Voice of My Beautiful Country. With searing honesty, impeccable artistry and bold musical risk-taking (the key characteristics of her remarkable vocal career), Rene Marie and her loyal touring ensemble apply their substantial improvisational chops to an intriguing set of 19th, 20th & 21st century compositions to define the very cloth that America is cut from.
The title suite, a long-time favorite at Rene’s regularly packed live shows, is a ‘must hear’ five part gospel/jazz mash up of ‘My Country Tis of Thee’, ‘America The Beautiful’, ‘The Star Spangled Banner & Lift Ev‚ry Voice and Sing.’ –Motéma
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