Bursting with a huge and sassy brass introduction, Complicated Needs is a showcase of Sheryl B. Marymount’s sultry jazz vocals from start to finish.
Expertly balancing an old school style with a more modern approach, Marymount manages to sound something like Amy Winehouse impersonating Ella Fitzgerald. The album’s title track itself takes the listener on a joyful walk through an easy going wander through jazz double bass lines, squawking muted trumpet, and of course Sheryl’s own unique vocals which draw the listener in.
Sheryl B Marymount: “Complicated Needs” is a magnificent change from overproduced vanilla pop!
Jazz vocalist and songwriter Sheryl B Marymount has released her much-anticipated debut album “Complicated Needs”, recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA with her band of fine musicians, “The Stellar Six”. The San Francisco Bay area musician is a well-known singer within the local community and music venues.
Sheryl B is an amazing artist; her voice is pure and filled with emotions, while the selection of songs reminds me of listening to great live music in a New Orleans jazz club, where the room is cool, dark and seductive.
Sheryl B. Marymount is a jazz singer and songwriter who is based in the San Francisco Bay area. Since 2012 she has performed what she calls “jazz cabaret,” mixing together original songs and vintage standards in her musical revues “Sugar, Refined” and “Crushed On You.” Her most recent show, titled “Sassy Sweet Summertime Treat,” has resulted in her debut recording, Complicated Needs.
Ms. Marymount has an attractive voice that perfectly fits her saucy and witty style. She puts on a colorful show yet fully understands the lyrics that she is singing. On Complicated Needs she is joined by The Stellar Six, a sextet comprised of pianist-keyboardist Eddie Mendenhall, bassist Dan Robbins, drummer Jason Lewis, trumpeter Jeff Lewis, Kristen Strom on tenor and flute, and trombonist Dave Gregoric, the musical director who is responsible for most of the arrangements. The musicians are excellent and there are plenty of fine solos sprinkled throughout the set.
“Sheryl B. and her incredible band of musicians pulled together to record two songs for my film “Love in Absentia”, and what they produced was nothing short of perfection. From concept to completion, Sheryl B. Marymount is one of those rare artists who understands the big picture, responds accordingly and delivers every time.”