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Dafni


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Jazzy pop

Status:

Most recent release, Sweet Time (2010)

See also:

Dafni's site

CDBaby's page for Dafni

Comparisons:

Medeline Peyroux, Eleni Mandell

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Dafni's music pulls in a lot of influences but the overall sound is jazzy pop. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Drifting in Circles is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Dreamland (ep, 2001)
  • Red (2004)
  • Drifting in Circles (2005)
  • Charlie's Lonely Sunday (2007)
  • Sweet Time (2010)

Drifting in Circles

Release info:

2005—self-released

Availability:

See Dafni's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Dafni—vocals, acoustic guitar

Guest artists:

Craig Bender—piano
Josh Bandur—accordion, electric guitar on 3 tracks
Yannig Luthra—bass guitar
Alejandra Cuesta—drums
Tom Terrell—trumpet
Brian Robbins—banjo on 1 track, slide electric guitar on 1 track, dobro on 1 track
Luciano Gherardi—bongos, shakers, cabassa, and claves on 1 track

Produced by:

Dafni and Jeb Lipson

Comments:

An album with a lot of eclectic influences, Drifting in Circles does seem to use its title as a theme, especially the first track, "Blue-eyed Boy" and the fourth "Norma" which seem to dreamily circle around. Those are both immediately followed by lively tracks, the contrasting Latin-rhythms of "Dance" and the bouncy pop of "Song for George" and bouncy old-timely jazz of "One Day." "Falling" is a pretty lullaby with a jazzy feel. "Send My Love" is a power-ballad. "I don't mean to disappoint you" and "Cheesy love song" both have an old-time ballad feel, while "Saturday" and "Best day" bounce again to liven things up. Ending track "the wind and the rain" is a brief ditty to tie it all together. It's all united by Dafni's smooth vocals to make a truly enjoyable album. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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