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Christy Baron

Christy redefines “classics,” it’s entirely appropriate that she was signed by Chesky Records, an audiophile label that redefines the modern recording process by returning to the earliest recording techniques. Chesky works with artists who are not only great musicians, but who also must be able to stand up to a unique recording process.

Take This Journey was recorded live to two-track over a three-day period at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan. “On a Chesky recording, one doesn’t have the standard modern-day options,” Christy says. “If you make a mistake, you don’t go back to fix it. There’s no punching in vocals, no overdubs, no compression or EQ.”

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”There's a quality to Baron's singing, an unfiltered honesty that's as refreshing as an early morning snowfall and fulfilling as a heartfelt compliment... Baron lays bare each lyric, exploring the soft folds of ‘Not While I'm Around', the self-delusional satisfaction of ‘The Lies Of Handsome Men', and the crushing despair of ‘A House Is Not A Home' with unilateral finesse.” —JazzTimes Magazine

“Over 15,000 jazz fans were treated to the debut of singer Christy Baron. Christy and her first rate band presented a great set of standards and new material highlighted by her dynamic vocals and great swinging arrangements.” —Festival Productions, Playboy Jazz Festival

“...A soulful and insightful interpreter of both standards and more recent songs.” —LA Jazz Scene

“Our knees turned to butter after a couple of tracks on “Take This Journey”... —Boston Globe

“Christy nails it... The album's highlight, hands down, is Christy's rendition of 'A House Is Not A Home.' This isn't your usual vocal jazz album. It's much more and would be an excellent addition to any collection.” —All About Jazz

“The lady has magic in her voice! ...Well versed in the R&B genre... she brings this element into her jazz and standard pop interpretations and it connects better than I've ever heard it connect... She pulls it off so well, enhancing the song she's singing... She gives the finest reading of “House is Not a Home” that these ears have ever heard.” — JazzPicks

“While other contemporary jazz vocalists... often overcook interpretations in cabaret schemes (showboating or playing dress-up in Ella or Billie), Baron keeps it honest, making the tunes as much about her band as herself. A worthy journey for those who enjoy vocal jazz that's consistent and fancy-free.” —Global Rhythm Magazine

“Why don't more people know of this truly wonderful New York City-area jazz singer who makes the Norah Joneses of the world look like choir girls? ...with a voice that is unerring in its presentation of song. Not only that, but she has a great stage presence that makes a performance seem like a gift instead of a job.” —Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“Thankfully, Baron realizes that great popular music didn't die with Cole Porter, and her ability to find the jazz potential in songs by the Beatles, Bill Withers, and (Stevie) Wonder is a major asset.” —

“Baron has a knack for finding modern pop songs that turn out to fit jazz perfectly. Jazz fans and adventurous rock fans alike should flock to Christy Baron's modern take on jazz singing.” —

  • Bingo

    Soundbrush Records
  • Take This Journey

    Chesky Records
  • Take This Journey

    Chesky Records
  • Steppin`

    Chesky Records
  • I Thought About You

    Chesky Records

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Take This Journey by Mike Perciaccante

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Take This Journey
Chesky Records (2002)

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