Her big voice and even bigger heart comes through in each of her smooth, jazz-tinged ballads, which contemplate the complicated juxtapositions of love and life. Her songs showcase a squeaky clean clarity occasionally sprinkled with what she fondly refers to as ‘St. Louis grit,’ emphasized by dreamy piano playing and sassy, precise horn pops thanks to members of the Funky Butt Brass Band.
Sarah Bollinger’s Both/And is damn near perfect. The balance of jazz/blues influences has been so brilliantly executed with song choice and order that it stands as one of the best recordings we have heard in a very long time.
I came across singer/songwriter Sarah Bollinger. She just dropped her debut album on Sweet Soul Records as well and dayum! It’s soulful, full of horns, with a Motown flavour.