Born: November 8
The music of any era contains within it the 'spirit' of that era. No one will ever 'out-Ella' Ella Fitzgerald, 'out- soul' Aretha Franklin or ‘out-write' James Taylor. We can pay homage; and then we can do the work that is set before us — to make our own creative statement in our own time in our own way. —Dara Tucker
Jazz vocalist Dara Tucker's third studio project, ‘The Sun Season’ is a celebration of life, energy and the human experience though the eyes of a unique singer and composer.
The current project differs from her previous releases, ‘Soul Said Yes’ (2011) and ‘All Right Now’ (2009), in that ten of the twelve tracks that comprise ‘The Sun Season’ are original tunes with memorable melodies, rich harmonies and strong rhythms. These sensibilities are immediately felt on such tunes as Sometimes Love, Beautiful Sun, The Sun Suite and See It Always. Her gift of balladry, as evidenced on Naïve, and The Nearness of You, one of the albums two covers, reveal a mature singer with the wisdom to communicate the tender essence of love with a flair that is distinct and enveloping. ...
“Dara Tucker is an amazing vocalist. She is brilliant.” – Cassandra Wilson
“Dara reminds me of many of the great singers in that she's able to try different material and her sound always comes through. She makes the listeners feel her soul.” —Dr. Lonnie Smith
“Dara Tucker is a vocalist who blends the soulful creaminess of Nancy Wilson with the sass ’n’ grit of Dinah Washington.” – Christopher Loudon (JazzTimes)
“Dara's voice is totally fresh...