Sarah Thorpe: Deep Blue Love

Deep Blue Love ()

Sarah Thorpe

Deep Blue Love ()


Release date: January 17th, 2020


Vocalist Sarah Thorpe delivers an album of sultry original material and thoughtful renditions of jazz classics, pairing her distinctive voice and phrasing with rich arrangements, dynamic soloing and rhythmic gusto.  France-native Thorpe uses the ten pieces performed on this album as vehicles for her expression; A refreshing take on the role of the vocalist in a jazz context.  Thorpe’s emotive vocal performance paired with rich harmonic and melodic invention sets her apart in today’s crowded musical landscape.  ‘Deep Blue Love’s intensity and deep musicality is in part thanks to the fantastic personnel at Thorpe’s side.  The album features Olivier Hutman on piano, Darryl Hall on bass, John Betsch on drums and special guests T.K Blue on alto sax, Josiah Woodson on trumpet, Ronald Baker on trumpet and Ismael Nobour on drums.

1. Deep Blue Love 4:26

2. Free 4:00

3. Sweet Love Serenade 5:19

4. Urban Nostalgia 4:59

5. To Be Loved By You 4:05

6. Pretty Strange 3:40

7. The Wind 4:09

8. Lonely Woman 5:02

9. Infant Eyes 4:33

Sarah Thorpe – vocals and arrangements

Olivier Hutman – piano and arrangements on tracks 1, 3, 4

Darryl Hall – double bass

John Betsch – drums (except track 5)


T.K. Blue – alto sax (tracks 1, 2, 6, 9), flute (tracks 2, 4), arrangements (tracks 2, 6, 9)

Josiah Woodson – trumpet (tracks 1, 2, 6, 9), flugelhorn (track 4)

Ronald Baker – trumpet (tracks 3, 5), backing vocals (track 1)

Ismaël Nobour – drums (track 5)

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