Jasmine Power, a young Jazz singer releases her debut EP, Stories & Rhymes on May 27th. Power who soon will play the Jazz Cafe, Camden when it relaunches really creates something special on her debut record and you can hear that in the music video for Stories & Rhymes here.
Power has some incredible vocals, a soft huskiness to her vocals it really creates something understated and it works throughout this record, having a way of delivering every lyric for greatest impact and that is certainly the case on track. Late Hours really showcases her incredible vocals and her unique way of delivery that works perfectly from the start of the EP.
This EP though has some amazing melodies, excellent piano work runs throughout Stories & Rhymes and it works so well with her voice. Tracks such as Modern Century’s Stage really show that to perfection and working with those subtle trumpet melodies this EP really has great music being made throughout – Power has a great band behind her, that really works to her style and it makes for an EP that anyone would want to make their debut.
Stories & Rhymes really is Jazz at its core, at its simplest and it’s finest, with simple but excellent melodies and a powerful but soft vocal, utilised perfectly throughout the record, Jasmine Power certainly has made a great debut record here. Highlights for me on Stories & Rhymes are opening track A Man Or a Boy and Late Hours – if you love jazz, you’re going to love this EP.