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NY Daily News – Music Review – ‘Petra Haden Goes to the Movies’

” We all know the human voice is a musical instrument. But few artists push the point as literally as Petra Haden.

For several years now, the singer has used her voice alone to re-create the sound and feel of every instrument in a given work. Haden started out with “The Who Sell Out,” re-creating that entire 1967 concept album in her throat. Then, in 2007, she cooked up an a cappella take on Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” that beat “Glee” to the punch by two years with a cascading vocal intro the show may well have nicked…”

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Paul Motian: The Windmills of Your Mind – review

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…But over that, Motian has cannily placed the limpid, quietly evocative voice of Charlie Haden’s vocalist daughter Petra – an artist more usually associated with alt-rock and a capella work. Haden imaginatively inhabits these songs, delivering a definitively unvarnished version of the title track over Motian’s snuffling brushwork and Morgan’s huge bass sound, and unfolding tenderly revealing accounts of Easy Living and I Loves You Porgy…..

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