Nikki Yanofsky – Little Secret (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Nikki Yanofsky – Little Secret (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:38 minutes | 841 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © A440 – Nikki Yanofsky

Canadian vocal jazz & pop sensation Nikki Yanofsky is back with her sophomore release „Little Secret“. Executive Produced by legend Quincy Jones, Little Secret combines pop-song structures with sophisticated harmonies, club-ready beats with punchy big-band horns, and earworm hooks with scat-singing solos. It’s all held together by her powerful delivery, as well as a newfound sass.

With Little Secret, Nikki has drawn on the impeccable taste and crossover wisdom of the album’s Executive Producer and her co-manager Quincy Jones, who has been bridging gaps between jazz and pop since the ‘60s. She had brought jazz into a pop context before, performing with Hancock in 2011 for the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Barbra Streisand, and singing at a Los Angeles tribute to Carole King with a big band conducted by Jones himself.

“For many years now, it has been both my dream and my goal to inspire young people to recognize and appreciate jazz and blues,” said Jones. “Nikki Yanofsky is a leading voice in a generation of young artists who are bringing the quality of music back up. Little Secret is the result of years of hard work, and her stab at bringing her influences to her own generation. I’m proud to be her Executive Producer and excited for the world to hear this album.”

01 – Something New
02 – Blessed With Your Curse
03 – Waiting On The Sun
04 – Necessary Evil
05 – Little Secret
06 – Jeepers Creepers 2.0
07 – Out Of Nowhere
08 – You Mean The World To Me
09 – Knock Knock
10 – Enough Of You
11 – Bang
12 – Kaboom Pow