Elle Casazza – Proof
Full of energy, Elle Casazza taps into a timeless cool with the infectious pop-jazz riffs of “Proof”. Her voice is front and center, with a commanding presence making into the true heart of the sound. The band further highlights her power, deftly moving from funk to rock to blues with such ease. Instrumentally rich, the way the horns are woven deep into the album’s DNA adds to its visceral impact. Kaleidoscopic emotionally and stylistically, the songs come together to reveal a careful attention to detail, as the stories shine with such hope.
With a 1950s-doo-wop sound is the passionate opener of “Hey”. Guitars glisten and the organ swells as the entire thing moves forward with a bubbly rhythm. Smokier with fantastic saxophone work is the nimble funky “Save Me”. Reggae grooves take hold on the playful nature of “Too Bad”. Physicality defines the swinging rock of “Last Word” with the prickly guitar work adding to the defiant spirit imbued deep within the sound. Slowing things down considerably is the introspective dreamy world of “The Body Knows”. Buildup is elegant while the piece unfurls gracefully. “You” strips things down to the absolute essentials highlighting the power of Elle Casazza’s voice. Easily the highlight of the album is the 70s am style of “Isn’t it Good”. Rich clear tones come into bloom with great care, letting the entirety of the song grow with such strength.
Elle Casazza crafts a carefree and downright delightful world with the summer-colored hues of “Proof”.