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Elizabeth Shepherd: Rewind

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Across four previous albums, Toronto vocalist, keyboardist and songwriter Elizabeth Shepherd has, much like Esperanza Spalding, developed a pop-jazz sound and soulful verve of tremendous cross-generational appeal. All of those albums showcased original tunes alongside the occasional cover, like the distinctly gritty reinterpretation of Kenny Loggins’ “Danny’s Song” she included on 2010’s Heavy Falls the Night.

As planning commenced for what would become Rewind, Shepherd discovered she was pregnant (the actual recording session unfolded during her eighth month) and decided it was an ideal time to revisit her musical roots, excavating and rechanneling the standards she’d grown up with.

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