Digital Booklet with Dan Ouellette's Liner Notes
Alan & Stacey Schulman
Official Press Release
CD One Sheet
Intimate. Innovative. Hauntingly beautiful.
Described as "nothing short of enchanting" by All About Jazz in 2015, AS IS is the musical union of jazz guitarist, Alan Schulman and jazz vocal stylist, Stacey Lynn Schulman. The couple - both on and off stage - have made a name for themselves for their imaginative re-expressions of 20th century song classics. AS IS takes audiences on an intimate journey through the world and words of songs long-forgotten - but newly created - with both the soulfulness and swing that's accessible, memorable and highly musical.
"A superb collection of heartfelt storytelling" with "sublime performances that stretch across the spectrum of jazz expression."
- Dan Ouellette, Downbeat contributor, editor ZealNYC
"4 STARS! Hot scat-singing, heated guitar playing... an excellent introduction to the music of Stacey and Alan Schulman."
- Scott Yanow, Jazz Artistry Now
“Exceptional album… Stacey’s singing voice, fresh and vibrant, casts a youthfully optimistic glow on the songs she sings, while bringing mature understanding to her interpretation of the lyrics… they find new ways to approach the songs, ways that preserve the origins yet make out of them very personal statements.”
- Bruce Crowther, Jazz Mostly
"The sparseness of this production is effective and makes Schulman’s voice twinkle and shine like a Northern star... Alan Schulman’s dexterity and rhythm guitar become the trampoline where his wife’s vocals can dance and play."
- Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs Blog