suggestions

by Ava Lemert

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a jewel case with full color inserts and full color disc face. These are 100% real manufactured CDs, not home-made! Because I ship these myself, I can also unwrap yours and sign it anyway you'd like, got my Sharpie ready! Oh yeah, I also designed some digital extras for your enjoyment, including a cool picture of Curtis Mayfield wearing what appears to be the very hat I found a few years ago, in a thrift store, no joke, you gotta get this to see it!

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March 1, 2012 — Ava Lemert Music, Inc. is proud to announce the immediate release of "suggestions" the latest EP release from Soul singer/songwriter, and instrumentalist, Ava Lemert.
When you hear the pops of a vinyl album beginning to spin on a turntable and the soulful Hammond B-3 of the opening track, "Mayfield" you'll know what the EP's title is all about —a triumphant return to the classic “slow jams” of an earlier day. What lies within the five-track mix (each song leads into the next mixtape-style) are love songs that co-mingle Ava’s rich, decadent vocal harmonies, arrangements of real instruments, resplendent with congas, Rhodes piano, and Ava’s signature smouldering sax play. The statement Ava Lemert makes with her EP "suggestions" is that 70’s soul music is very much alive and kickin.’
“What might be interesting to my current fans, is that this EP has some music without my vocals or my saxophones, every track is really unique. But I mixed them into a 15 minute joyride of sorts!” Ava Lemert, as well as being a vocalist is known in the contemporary jazz scene as a sultry female saxophonist. She has been crossing over, releasing her own compositions. “As the producer, I have been focusing my sound to try to highlight that I am a lot of artists in one, I don’t like to categorize myself as a singer or a sax player. I am hoping that by releasing my own music, producing my own tracks and arranging my own vocal harmonies, lyrics and videos that I can cross-over into several musical genre.”
"suggestions" is aimed at neo-soul, R&B and urban contemporary audiences and with early indications of enjoying a warm reception. “I have always been into soul music. From my parents’ records of Fats Domino and Little Richard to my sisters’ AM radio blaring tunes like ‘Love Rollercoaster’ and ‘You Sexy Thing’ it’s probably no surprise that I tend to write soul music.” So far, Ava’s tracks from “suggestions” have reached a very broad audience with radio play from London to Costa Rica, played on R&B, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Neo-Soul, and Contemporary Smooth Urban stations and podcasts across the vast Internet. “With social media, I think there are many that truly want to feel that their artists are real people. I’m so glad to be able to make my personal homage to the music of my childhood and make new soul music for a new generation to collect and hopefully rediscover. Especially, I wish for young ones to become used to hearing a natural voice again, to know what a saxophone or Hammond organ sounds like.” We think you’ll agree, Ava Lemert’s music is very forward-thinking soul revival with a wink back to a rich musical past.
For all lovers, new and not so, have no fear, because "suggestions" is safe to play around the kids. However you might want to whisk the wee ones off to grandma’s for while as you share this sweetly suggestive set made for two. Dim the lights, pop a cork and unbutton your threads, what happens next are mere "suggestions" and with this music playing, you'll surely make your own!

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released February 10, 2012

Performed, written, arranged, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by: Ava Lemert
Publisher: Ava Lemert Music, Inc. (BMI)
© 2012 Ava Lemert Music, Inc. All rights reserved.
Label: Ava Lemert Music, Inc.
Genre: R&B/Soul
Catalog #: ALM-EP-12-001
UPC: 885007273967
Distributor: kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00Z4Z5TB

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Track Name: Mayfield
Let me sing a song to you
about a man
he could sing and write a song
like no one else can

TALKIN' 'BOUT MAYFIELD
He was Curtis Mayfield

talkin' bout love
talkin' bout peace
talkin bout soul and
you and me

IT WAS MAYFIELD, YEAH

MAYFIELD,
MAYFIELD ooh, ooh, ooh

talk about love
talk about peace
talk about joy 'n
you and me

he was MAYFIELD

talk about MAYFIELD

sing:
"MAYFIELD"

Superfly,
pusher man
So In Love,
so in love with the man
talk about MAYFIELD

talk about hope
talk about dreams
talk about love
between you and me

it was MAYFIELD
people get ready
there's a train comin'

You don't need a ticket
Just a turntable and some speakers...
Track Name: Sex U Up, part 2
none needed.