On her sultry and soulful debut EP What We Had, Rebecca draws from a fresh whirlwind of classic and contemporary influences.
With every swaying breeze of her distinctive voice, the multi-talented artist makes each track an opportunity to dream, love and reminisce wistfully about beautiful times gone by. She weaves this laid back magic over old school soul. Renowned producer Jason Miles adds his retro sounds on the Fender Rhodes, Vox Continental and Wurlitzer.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to work with Jason and so many incredible musicians in making the dream of recording my first full-fledged project. Their incredible musicianship and craftsmanship inspired me every time I was in the studio.”
After opening the EP with a dreamy and sensual twist on Hoagy Carmichael’s rarely covered gem “Winter Moon,” Rebecca keeps the sense of traveling nostalgia going with “What We Had.” This lush and graceful look back at a joyful romance was penned by Rebecca, her father Dennis and guitarist Jonah Prendergast. Rebecca and Dennis also co-wrote the set’s other original “Feel Alive,” a charming declaration of love and how it changes the heart.
Also included on the EP is Rebecca’s 2016 single of Jet Samba,” marking the first time legendary Brazilian composer Marcos Valle’s 2005 instrumental hit was recorded as a vocal. The track received a 4 star review in the January issue of the United Kingdom's premier jazz publication, Jazz Journal.
Angel's vocal and her band's combined musicality masters the jazz samba and pop fusions perfectly…An
expressive EP taster. -Jason Balzarano (4-star review from Jazz Journal, January 2017)
Rebecca has a natural innocence and youthfulness to her voice which works perfectly with these lines
-Michael Doherty, (michaelsmusiclog.blogspot.com)
The track is only 4:07 minutes but those are four minutes to excite, to satisfy, to stun and to make us wish for
more. -Grady Harp (Amazon.com - 5 star review)