℗ 2019 S-Curve Records
If Leslie doesn’t get a Grammy nomination and award, I will be amazed. His voice, his accompanying musicians and song lyrics are a welcoming gift from God. This album is a wonderful listen during the COVID19 quarantine, and of course for years to come. THANK YOU LESLIE,
Words can’t describe the unique, tantalizing mixture of instruments and influences. It’s as if #LeslieOdemJr is a time traveler taking pieces of blues, jazz and soul Americana and incorporating them into a contemporary form that you always wished was more prevent.
This man's talent just continues to grow! Can't wait to see what's next! Stage, screen, and song, there's no height he can't seem to reach! Every listen of this CD gets better and better! Go Crazy, Hummingbird, Under Pressure and Foggy are current favorites! Give this album a listen or twenty and you'll be a huge fan, too!
This is the new soundtrack of my life. “Hummingbird” when I’m thinking of my children. “You Are My Everything” when I’m feeling extra loving. “Standards” when I feel taken advantage of. And so on. And so on. Every song is like a salve to my weary soul, they lift and uplift me. Its vibe feels timeless as Leslie channels the best of the vocal greats while making it all his own through his smooth tones and sultry melodies - as if he’s whispering his secrets just to me through my speakers.
Ever since his debut solo album, I’ve been hooked. Brings back an old classic style of jazz, and at times fused with what sounds like a South American/African rhythm. Although not likely, but I’m hopeful he will release another Holiday album soon. Well done!
His commitment to his art shines in this new album. IMHO, one of the best, if not the best contemporary vocalists today. He takes his art seriously and it is showcased beautifully here. Thanks Les. It was worth the wait!