Maria Schafer – To Know Love

For the last two years, Maria Schafer has been touring
the world with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, a gig
perfectly suited to the golden timbre of her voice and
clean lines of her delivery. In her hometown of Los
Angeles, though, you’d be more likely to catch her
with a small group and this is the sound she brings to
her newly released To Know Love (Marsch Music). This
knockout debut features a guitar-based quartet on a
dozen familiar standards—but don’t expect to hear the
same old, same old. Schafer’s clever phrasing will take
you by surprise and her cool confidence across a
variety of feels—especially on tricky medleys like
“’S Wonderful/They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
and “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To/Alone
Together”—will leave you wondering what she can’t
do. To Know Love was released Jan. 19th. (By Suzanne Lorge, “New York Jazz Record”)

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