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 wholly totally different album right now. The latter venture is named LIVE A LITTLE, and Gendel created it largely in a single sitting with Antonia Cytrynowicz, the 11-year-old sister of Gendel’s vital different and artistic accomplice Marcella. If that makes the album a lark, it’s a rewarding lark.
Younger Antonia handles the vocals on LIVE A LITTLE; in line with 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 present for melody. Gendel’s woozy, shadowy backing tracks strike an identical stability between a roughhewn DIY ethos and unmissable mesmerizing expertise. It’s all a lot, significantly better than I anticipated it to be after I heard the premise.
The album is streaming in full under; why not reside just a little?
LIVE A LITTLE is out now.