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Sara Gazarek: Yours

Sara Gazarek

Reimagining the fade-to-black melancholy of Cole Porter’s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” as a tenderly uplifting samba may seem an unusual move; but, like pretty much everything contained within 23-year-old Sara Gazarek’s debut disc, it works. Porter’s lyric centers around a crumbling relationship’s slow descent “from major to minor.” Conversely, Yours signals the arrival of a significant new vocal talent who, if the gods above truly are in the know, should rapidly ascend from minor to major.

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