The long awaited major label debut from Hawaiian native Anjani Thomas
is a hypnotic, jazzy, sultry recording that makes the listener yearn
for more. The former background singer and protégé of legend Leonard
Cohen honed her chops in guitar, piano and voice before attending
Boston's Berklee College of Music. She then played in Manhattan jazz
clubs and worked with such virtuosos as Frank Gambale and Stanley
Anjani's voice is elegant and soothing on the title track and "The
Golden Gate". "Nightingale" displays Anjani¹s piano talents, and "No
One After You" hypnotizes the listener and piques the curiosity to see
this performer in a live setting. There is really no filler on the
Cohen-produced album, as "Never Got To Love You" is reminiscent of
Norah Jones' finest work.
BLUE ALERT shows the emergence and evolution of a jazz/pop superstar.
Cohen fans as well as listeners outside these genres will definitely
want to listen.