With his breakthrough 2007 debut, Eyes Wide Open, vocalist/composer/arranger Sachal Vasandani established himself as one of the most promising voices in modern jazz. A 2010 DownBeat Rising Star poll winner, Vasandani presented his distinctive blend of jazz and pop with the critically acclaimed release, We Move in 2009.
Vasandani's third Mack Avenue release, Hi-Fly, confirms the high praise showered on its two predecessors and proves the singer is one of the freshest, most versatile artists to emerge onto the scene in recent memory. Produced by renowned Grammy® award winning bassist John Clayton and Grammy nominated Mack Avenue EVP of A&R Al Pryor, both long-time supporters, Hi-Fly is an exciting mix of standards, originals and pop covers showcasing Vasandani's ability to filter a wide range of material through his highly individual vision....
AwardsDownBeat Rising Star
...superb debut of distinctive originals and intelligent makeovers that teem with a fresh vitality. --Billboard
He is a flexible performer, versed in the blues, standards, and modern jazz; nonetheless, his sound is consistent and unique --Wynton Marsalis
...a stunning and moving voice. --The Cultural Connect
Sachal Vasandani sings with a relaxed, mature sound and a unique sensitivity to lyrics and phrasing --Carnegie Hall
His eyes may be wide open, but handsome 28-year-old newcomer Sachal Vanandani strives for a sleepy-sexy allure with his dark, cushy vocals and seeming inability to break a sweat. If you're waiting for a male Norah Jones to come along, this pop-inflected Indian-American artist may come as close as you're going to get. --Lloyd Sachs, Amazon
Eyes Wide OpenMack Avenue Records
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