Ava Lemert ‎– From My Soul

Ava Lemert Music, Inc. ‎– ALMCD01
CD, Album


1 You Know You Got It 5:06
2 I Wanna Funk It Up 3:31
3 Rhodelea 4:41
4 Won’t Be Your Plaything 4:16
5 That 70’s Girl 4:24
6 Nothing Looks The Same In The Light 4:30
7 Soft And Silky 4:05
8 You Got Somethin Coming To You 3:46
9 Kiss You 2:56



Recorded in: Citrus Heights, CA, Custom Guitar Tracks studio: Franklin, TN, The Guitar Dojo studio: El Sobrante CA. Mastered by John Rogers at Big Label Sound Studio, Las Vegas, NV (cdmusicmastering.com)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 859702578535
  • ASIN: B002ZJBHC4


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January 21, 2011

There's something unique about new vocalist/saxophonist Ava Lemert. Coming "from my Soul", Ava's debut CD, seemingly expresses a multi-talented background with not only gracing the brass, but also packing in the punch behind the vocals & resonating great musical appreciation for soul music. 'Saxxy' & definitely soulful, this project crossed & connected the bridges of R&B & jazz music effortlessly. A dynamic 9 tracks of funky, 'from the gut' soul mixes that should entice a listen with ease.

From a few short listens, I found Ava's sax skills to be comparable to counterparts Candy Dulfer, Pamela Williams & Sapphron Obois.

Track Listing:
~ You Know You Got It
~ I Wanna Funk It Up
~ Rhodelea
~ Won't Be Your Plaything
~ That 70's Girl
~ Nothing Looks the Same in the Light
~ Soft & Silky
~ You Got Somethin Coming To You
~ Kiss You

Straight up at cha', 'You Know You Got It' serves up a spicy, old school fashioned soul cut, placing much focus on the vocal passion of Ava Lemert. I digged the swaying, mellowed out composition. Then, 'I Wanna Funk It Up' drives home the main ingredient. The track represented a contemporary funky thematic touch to the entire disc. She wants to, lyrically put: 'funk it up'...'give it up'...'give it all she got'! OK Ava, well show us what you got.

We get a chance to see some of those skills behind the sax appear in 'Rhodelea' - a rather slow stormin', instrumental R&B influence flowing preciously & hip against an intoxicating beat. Ava's lead vocals take center stage once again for 'Won't Be Your Plaything' & 'Nothing Looks The Same in the Light', while 'That 70's Girl' slightly cracks the Wah Wah guitar from the background & allow for a tight, sax harmony to drift another funky mid-tempo gem. The chemistry repeats itself in 'Soft & Silky' - appropriately titled. Nuff Said.

Ms. Lemert penchant for singing finalizes the disc with the remaining tracks, 'You Got Somethin Coming To You' & Kiss You'.

My final thoughts about 'from my Soul' was kind of split in opinion. Although I can appreciate & acknowledge Ava's soulful, delicate voice on the majority of compositions, I REALLY got into her soothing, moody sax wails on the other songs. In other words, I wished there were more of those 'jazz only' tracks instead of the more vocal arrangements. No doubt, Ms. Lemerts' background shined brightly for both sides of the coin (vocals & Sax). However, I felt the instrumentals was the bigger representation of the disc. No matter what, I offer the 'go get it' pass to those who dig a great value of traditional soul sounds with a slight appeal to the progressive vein of current Urban Jazz/R&B music. Ava has something to offer folks & I believe she is a "New Voice of Today" to look out for for years to come.

Terrill Hanna
The Urban Music Scene