Jen Chapin faces her 'Reckoning' [with] her lush new recording which blends elements of jazz, folk and rock... Los Angeles Times "With songs delivered in a style that ranges from tender fragility to unexpected steeliness, Chapin brings a jazzy edge to the folk form. Sometimes she explores a fleeting emotion, sometimes she weaves a solid narrative-not at all surprising from the daughter of Harry Chapin, a master musical storyteller." The New Yorker "the most mature and satisfying album of her career...stunningly brilliant...Reckoning is a subtle, sophisticated recording that grows in stature with each listening and is well worth your consideration." Robert Myers, Elmore Magazine "Jen Chapin's Reckoning, is full of stories and ideas that would make her father - the late folk-singer, Harry Chapin - quite proud. " Radio Host Bob Edwards, Sirius XM "...potent, jazzy, layered..." Glenn Gamboa, Newsday "sumptuous...irresistible...a surefire gem: the kind of carefully-crafted and sophisticated pop that used to be associated with Paul Simon. Yeah, it's that good." Will Layman, Popmatters "Jen Chapin has emerged as a premier singing storyteller." Chuck Yarborough, Cleveland.com "Jen deals with introspective, almost confessional lyrics which have drawn comparisons with Laura Nyro and Alanis Morissette. Anyone seeking sophisticated pop elegance should check her out." Hi-Fi News & Record Review, UK "...wonderfully talented singer-songwriter...I love this album!" Nick Noble, host of THE FOLK REVIVAL, WICN (Worcester MA Public Radio) "Singer-songwriter Jen Chapin, who straddles the line between folk and pop (with rock and jazz influences), is, like the best artwork or wine or chocolate, perhaps not best appreciated by the masses that indulge in the let's-try-to-please-everybody stylings (if they can be called such) of current hitmakers like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, or Rihanna. It's not that Chapin doesn't have a few songs that are worthy of large-audience airplay (she does), but the cumulative effect of taking in her songs, one after another, is to be struck by a singular talent who has a bold vision, and she doesn't sugarcoat it or water it down....My hope is that the world will soon be hearing more of Jen Chapin's music. Her unique point of view is refreshing and her commitment to her message and craft is quite remarkable." Kevin Scott Hall, Bistroawards.com "a pop-folk musical delight in her own right" Michael Norman, Cleveland Plain Dealer "Reckoning certainly has it's Joni Mitchell moments but it also swings pretty good too." Jeff Niesel, Cleveland Scene "delicate, thoughtful jazz-folk songs..pensive, spiritual...".Tris McCall, NJ Star Ledger "Jen Chapin has a sandied tone to her voice, and her delivery has a quirky cleverness to it. Sleek and snappy material...intriguing." George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly "Jen Chapin's music has the sort of colorful, vibrant, and engaging lyrics that can only come from a poet's hand. It's therefore especially rewarding to find her words perfectly accompanied by jazz-influenced grooves and song structures that are both natural and complex. Her voice has a sweetness that belies it's power and lyrics that are both challenging and empathetic. Her new album, 'Reckoning', combines all of these elements with a sophistication and artistry that makes it seem effortless. It is brilliant, clear, and has the spirit of connection that comes from honest writing." Jon Karr, New York Minute Magazine "very engaging.... Her warm voice and friendly presentation augment the wonderfully relaxing atmosphere emanating from this album." Koos Gijsman, PopHeaven Magazine, The Netherlands "It reminds me of the jazzy records by Joni Mitchell and without a doubt the forgotten masterpieces of Laura Nyro. But Jen Chapin also clearly has her own sound. Musically, it's defined by the jazzy instrumentation and the remarkable rhythms. Vocally, that sound is the result of her extraordinary voice." Erwin Zijleman, De krenten uit de pop, The Netherlands "Rather than simply wax lyrical about the outstanding record, we opted instead to
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