Friday, April 11, 2014

Jenny Oaks Baker Classic The Rock Album - Review

CD Description:

Grammy-nominated #1 Billboard Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker takes her style to an all-new level with her new release, Classic: The Rock Album. Featuring classic rock favorites like Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin), Sweet Child of Mine (Guns and Roses), and Yesterday (The Beatles), you won't believe your ears as one of the country's most accomplished and acclaimed violinists combines her insane talent with the heart-pumping tunes that have defined a genre for generations.

My Review / Thoughts:

(warning...excessive use of beautiful, violin, amazing, and orchestra used in the following review :))

First off lets start off with how beautiful she is, and those fabulous red shoes.  I am a shoe sucker..hehe.  When I saw this CD come up for review I jumped at it.  I love the violin, it's a beautiful instrument.  I love orchestra music as well, it is powerful.  This is an amazing CD.

Every song on this CD is beautiful.  There is just something so powerful about her playing, and the orchestra behind her.  I just want to close my eyes and drown in the beauty of the music.  Probably not a good idea because I have it in my car..hehe.  I could listen to this CD all day.  Everybody Hurts by REM was one of my favorite songs, hearing it played by Jenny Oaks Baker is just amazing.  Every song on the CD is breathtaking to me.  I get the chills when I listen to orchestra music.  I don't know why, but I do.  It's powerful and beautiful.  I especially love the violin.  I am amazed at Jenny Oaks Baker's talent.  

NOW, onto my FAVORITE part of this CD!!!!!!  Guns & Roses was one of my favorite bands growing up.  I believe that all classic rock (and Hard Rock) should be played by an orchestra.  When the song came on I was like a giddy little school girl.  I didn't think that a "hard rock" song could sound so beautiful.  Lets just say, I put it on repeat like 7 times after that.  It is A MAY ZING.  So so beautiful.  

I have to be completely honest I had never heard of Jenny Oaks Baker before this CD came up for review.  Man, have I been missing out.  She is a talented and beautiful woman.  If you like the violin and orchestra music you need this CD!  The power behind her playing is just spell binding. 

Source:  Thank you Shadow Mountain Records and Deseret Book Company for the opportunity to review this breathtaking CD!  I am not affiliated with Shadow Mountain or Deseret book in any way.  I was not compensated for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the CD..

My Rating:

Where To Buy:

About the Artist:
pic from Shadow Mountain Records - bio from Deseret Book

Grammy Nominated Artist Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America’s most accomplished violinists. She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

She has released eleven albums since 1998. They consistently chart on Billboard, including the #1 spot on the Top Classical Albums chart. Her album Wish Upon a Star earned a nomination for the 54thGRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Jenny Oaks Baker has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and with the Jerusalem Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Utah Symphony, and the internationally acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Jenny performed as a first violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra for seven years before resigning to devote more time to her young family. Jenny and her husband Matthew have four children.