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Bria Skonberg's Nothing Never Happens one of the 10 Albums You Need to Know: November 2019

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Wednesday October 23, 2019

From Jazziz

10 Albums You Need to Know: November 2019
By: MATT MICUCCI

“A beloved actor’s sprightly sophomore jazz album; a fascinating archival release celebrating a much-missed saxophonist; a celebration of the legacy of one of jazz’s greatest icons. All this and more on this month’s list of ten albums you need to know.

Bria Skonberg, Nothing Never Happens (self-released)

Release date: November 1

Trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg reflects the times on her empowering new album, Nothing Never Happens. Whether drawing attention to such themes as social conflict, gender issues and political debates or shining a light on more serene aspects of today’s existence, this new LP brims with communicative energy and showcases her maturation as both a songwriter and an interpreter. The album, in fact, features her own compositions as well as artfully chosen covers ‘” including a conclusive, groovy version of Queen’s hit song, ‘I Want to Break Free.’ Joining Skonberg on Nothing Never Changes is her working band of recent years, including pianist Mathis Picard, bassist Devin Starks and drummer Darrian Douglas ‘” along with guest appearances by saxophonist Patrick Bartley, Hammond B3 master Jon Cowherd, and guitar great Doug Wamble.”

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