It has been four years since her last album was released, three-time Grammy-nominated and world-renowned vocalist Crystal Lewis released her most captivating body of job, ‘Rhapsody‘ a jazz album featuring soul and swing.
Comprised of ten tracks, Rhapsody was stylistically influenced by Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin and lyrically motivated by heartbreak and loss, love and fantasy, hope and life.
“I’ve been waiting a long time for this,”– Lewis
“I’ve made the record of my dreams. It’s evolution meets growth, age meets wisdom. It’s opportunity meets imagination and divine timing meets experience. It’s where soul and swing intersect… It’s the most ME collection of musical art I’ve ever created.”– Lewis
The album was recorded live in two days at two separate studios (Capitol Records Studio A in Los Angeles and a smaller studio in Northern Los Angeles) featuring two distinct groups of musicians. It was produced by Tony Guerrero, who also organized horn and string arrangements and played numerous instruments, including flugelhorn, trumpet, and melodic solos.
Other musicians featured include Alex Al, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Matsumoto, Will Brahm, Brian Bromberg, Clifton Williams, Adam Hawley, and John Ferraro.
Rhapsody Track Listing:
Let Me Love You
Maybe You Should Call Me
It’s Hard To Say Goodbye
Just Like That
Fais De Beaux Reves
Minute for a Minute