August 9, 2022

Sam Gendel, the eclectically minded Los Angeles jazz saxophonist and producer, simply introduced a sprawling new album known as SUPERSTORE, however that’s not stopping him from releasing a completely completely different album as we speak. The latter mission known as LIVE A LITTLE, and Gendel created it principally in a single sitting with Antonia Cytrynowicz, the 11-year-old sister of Gendel’s important different and artistic companion Marcella. If that makes the album a lark, it’s a rewarding lark.

Younger Antonia handles the vocals on LIVE A LITTLE; based on the album description on Bandcamp, “she spontaneously crafted all of the melodies and lyrics on the spot as Gendel performed alongside her.” The outcomes are entrancing. Cytrynowicz sings with charming indie-pop imperfection but additionally actual presence and a pure reward for melody. Gendel’s woozy, shadowy backing tracks strike the same stability between a roughhewn DIY ethos and unmissable mesmerizing expertise. It’s all a lot, significantly better than I anticipated it to be once I heard the premise.

The album is streaming in full under; why not reside a bit?

LIVE A LITTLE is out now.

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