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Jazz 24/03/2020

Gina Kronstadt, "The Threat" Is Real!

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Most of us have been tempted to fall for the wrong person at one time or another. Jazz singer-songwriter journals an alluring temptation on "The Threat of Love," the first single from her third album, "October Comes Too Soon," which dropped last Friday on FallOff Records. Kronstadt wrote and produced the storybook musing on love, intimate relationships and astute observations. The single earned most added status on the Billboard chart in its debut week at radio. Debuting the same week was the sensual black and white video for "The Threat of Love" that was lensed on the streets of Los Angeles (https://youtu.be/OHpohgM9tsU).

Kronstadt writes music as therapy - mental and spiritual - and she composed the eight songs that comprise "October Comes Too Soon" during a challenging eight-month period while recovering from multiple shoulder surgeries. She cleverly uses "real" lyrics and her soothing-caress-of-a-voice to capture and convey honest thoughts and emotions, feelings of vulnerability and heartache, and ruminations on love, bliss and politics. When it was time to lay the tracks, Kronstadt called upon noted musicians to vividly illumine her tales: keyboardists John Beasley and Nicholas Semrad, bassist Benjamin Shepherd, drummer Joel Taylor, trumpeter Michael Stever and saxophonist/woodwind player Bob Sheppard. A first-call violin player who has performed on an extraordinary library of crème de la crème recording projects and concert stages, Hollywood box office hits and landmark television series, Kronstadt helmed the 12-piece string section that draped the tracks with lush backdrops, adding depth, drama and elegance.

While the first single garners attention from smooth/contemporary jazz radio programmers, cuts from "October Comes Too Soon" have also been proliferating playlists at a second radio format: straight-ahead jazz radio. In fact, Kronstadt's disc is already making its way up the Jazz Week chart.

Kronstadt is eager to share the music from "October Comes Too Soon" with listeners live on stage although current global circumstances may force the delay of her album release concert slated for April 23 at Feinstein's at Vitello's in Studio City.

Below please find a taste of several early album reviews:
"Giving a new dimension to jazz/cabaret on this set of originals, this jazzy lady…is a marvel of fearlessness on all fronts…A jazz vocal date in the classic sense, this is the real deal. Hot." - Midwest Record
"'October Comes Too Soon' is a rather luscious 8-song collection of songs that largely find Gina musing on the nexus between what makes great friendships work between men and women, and the x-factor that looms over the possibilities for the deeper intimacy of love." - Exclusive Magazine
"She combines her soft voice with elements from jazz, sophisticated pop and funky R&B grooves…a crossover jazz album." - Keys and Chords
For more information, please visit https://ginakronstadt.com.






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