Soul Tree (Sultry)
'The record is a total bomb. I love the CD. You're a wonderful singer, and the band is smoking. It's quite moving. It swings, and has got all the stuff that I like! Mavis, you knocked me out with your soul, sound, voice, and direct honesty, plus great musicianship.' -ANDY BEY, Grammy-nominated vocalist/pianist 'Soul Tree' (sultry) is the debut album from the youthful, yet elegant diva, Mavis 'SWAN' Poole. This CD embraces her experiences from love, to pain and passion. Produced by the unrivaled brilliance of bandleader/drummer Jeremy 'BEAN' Clemons, this is a journey that you will surely want to experience. Swan is a well respected lyricist. 'Soul Tree' is the first born of many lyrical and musical conceptions from the Swan/Bean duo. Listen as her lyrics furnishes Jeremy's tracks with complimentary coverings. 'Mavis Poole is a gifted vocalist who has trained with the likes of Ira Wiggins, Kurt Elling, and Brandford Marsalis and has earned degrees in Music Education and Jazz Vocal Studies. But some things can't be learned- Poole's voice is a thing of ingrained beauty, dripping with pure soul. Flavors of hip hop and jazz are prevalent, but this is contemporary Soul Music at it's finest. -MIKE BREEN,CityBeat Music Editor, Cincinnati 'Mavis can sing almost anything and has a huge vocal range, both high and low. When I asked her to do 'Fly Me To The Moon,' she flawlessly skipped up a whole octave at one point, becoming a soprano. She trained her radiant smile on me for the whole tune. I was in love.' -LOUIS MARTIN, Coast News Journalist, Shanghai/San Francisco 'And of what she sang I know not, but her voice touched every chord of my being; something hand alone cannot make. A voice that takes on many shades and colors, and out pours many musical instruments that all come alive from one being ethereal.' -the late, great, ULYSSES SLAUGHTER, Vocal stylist/technician/teacher.