The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Musician's Corner: Aimée Allen and Love's Crescendo

Air Date: 5/28/2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET


One song. Two arrangements. 

On the next Musician's Corner you'll hear a beautiful, meditative song called Love's Crescendo, with melody written by Turkish jazz artist Fahir Atakoğlu, and lyrics written and sung by vocalist Aimée Allen.

It is a delicious collaboration.  

During this segment, Ms. Allen talks about how Mr. Atakoğlu played the song for her on piano while singing wordless melody. Stunned by its beauty, she agreed to write words that express the profound feeling the melody induces. The subject could only be one thing: love. 

Her words are not about romantic love specifically - rather, it is universal love that she wishes to convey to us, the listeners.

While the original version of the song appeared on Mr. Atakoğlu's 2020 CD For Love, Ms. Allen liked it enough to include a slightly new arrangement of the song on her latest CD, Love and the Catalyst (2022), which has been nominated for a 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocal Album. She also sings it regularly in performance.

The original arrangement is very simple: duet with voice and piano. This simplicity is part of its beauty.

On the 2022 version with Ms. Allen, bass and drums are added. In particular, there is a gentle back beat provided by the acoustic bass. This arrangement is subtly different and equally beautiful.

You'll hear several other songs by  Aimée Allen during the show, including an original song from her latest CD to open the show.

 Tune in between 9am-10am ET 

to hear this edition of Musician's Corner.

If you like to listen carefully to beautiful music and are interested in the creative process, you will not want to miss this compelling edition of Musician's Corner.



Photo by Erika Kapin Photography 

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Aimée Allen\Love and the Catalyst 2022\Worlds Collide
Chris Keefe\Opening 2023\I Fall In Love Too Easily
Joanie Pallatto\My Original Plan 2021\This Winter

Ken Fowser-Morning Light-06 Morning Light-2019
Wayne Escoffery\Like Minds 2023\idle Moments
Dizzy & Fay\Hooked 2023\Good News
010 Lenny Marcus Trio - Snow Waltz

Harvie S\Yukimi NY Memories 2023\Autumn in New York
John Paul McGee\Gospejazzical Vol. 1 2023\Highway 14
Buster Williams\Unalome 2023\The Wisdom of Silence feat Jean Baylor

HOUR TWO: New For You

Aimée Allen-Wings Uncaged-08 Night Owl 2018
Mike Melito\To Swing is The Thing 2023\Blue Key
Chloe Jean-Fairy Tale Fail 2023-02 Cry Me a River
Jorge Garcia - Dedicated to You

Joe Locascio\November The Music of Phil Gurlik 2023\November
Musician's Corner: Fahir Atakoğlu-For Love 2020-13 Love's Crescendo feat
Aimée Allen
Musician's Corner: Aimée Allen\Love and the Catalyst 2022\Love's Crescendo

Nick Green\Green on the Scene 2023\All The Things You Are
Chloe Jean-Fairy Tale Fail 2023-02 Don't Know Why
Heavy Hitters\The Heavy Hitters 2023\This is Something New

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Hélio Alves-Musica-06 Música Das Nuvens e Do Chão-2010
Eliana Cuevas\Sere Libre 2023\Llegó
Greg Abate-Horace Is Here-03 Nica's Dream 2005

Jeff Fuller-Happenstance-11 Samba Nova 2018
Antonio Adolfo-Bossa 65 2023-03 Bye Bye Brasil
Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 2022\Winter Samba

Jessie Marquez-All I See Is Sky-01 Dime, Amor (Tell Me, Love) 2011
Jeremy Manasia-Green Dream-12 Sonia 2012
Joao Gilberto-Joao voz e violao-Coracao Vagabundo-2000
Joanne Tatham-out of my dream-04 Vivo Sonhando 2015

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Buzz Amato\Muse Cafe 2023\Angel In My Pocket
Towner Galaher-Uptown!-01 Simone 2012
Chloe Jean-Fairy Tale Fail 2023-Don't Know Why
Grant Geissman-Cool Man Cool-11 Crazy Talk 2009

Leo Sidran-What's Trending 2023-12 After Summer's Gone
Airmen of Note\Out of the Clouds 2023\Out of the Clouds
The 3 Keys-We 3 Keys 2023-03 Into The New
Gregory Porter\Take Me to the Alley-13 Holding On

Hil St. Soul\Back in Love 2022\Sweet Heaven
Fraser MacPherson\From the Pen Of 2022\It's a Human Race
Lindsey Webster\Reasons 2022 - Stay With Me (Soul Jazz Mix) (feat. Randy Brecker)
Tim Fitzgerald\Full House 2022\West Coast Blues


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