Irene Torres and the Sugar Devil make sweet, sweet music on their debut seven song EP which leaves the listener wanting more. The horns provide and addictive sugar rush and the organ on some tracks provide a delicious aftertaste which leave the listener wanting a second helping of dessert.
Their self titled new CD is a brief, beautiful jazz flavoured, seven track sweet slice of happiness which comes right out of the ’40s or ’50s.
There are some tender horns on the first four tracks, though the core of the band is and vocalist Irene Torres’ sexy, smoky jazz tinged voice, some jazzy bass from Josh “Yoshi” Piche and softly caressed drums from Drew Austin.
Whole some of the tracks are more jazz tinged, all of them have an exotic feel to them. There is also a lot of sexy pop influences. But the horns are what makes this CD for me, especially on the first couple tracks.
“King of the Block” is an upbeat jazzy highlight as is “Sticky Finger, which features some beautiful organ rhythm as well as a sultry saxophone solo from Etienne Stouffle.
The CD ends on a funk tinged note with “Sugar Devil” featuring a throbbing bassline.
Band: Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils
Genre: jazz/ pop