"JAZZ AT HOME" (Jazzology JCD-270) Reviews:
"Sayer's execution is flawless. She exhibits total command of the
banjo, uses the guitar as an alternate, and is the motivational force
for all songs. She also is a more than adequate vocalist. Her tone and
dynamics work perfectly with the band as she struts her stuff to the lyrics."
"Cynthia Sayer is a talented traditional jazz musician who sings and
plays banjo and tenor guitar with equal expertise. Her voice carries warmth
and color ... and her rapid-fire style is phenomenal."
|"Cynthia Sayer once again demonstrates why she's a blue-ribbon artist.
Put simply, Jazz At Home is an album that bears repeated listening, not
only to savor Cynthia's skills as both a songstress and instrumentalist
but also to examine assorted and sundry solos dished up by a quality cast
The American Rag June 1998
|"Cynthia Sayer is a young New York-based musician whose prowess on
banjo and guitar and ability as a vocalist have made her a popular entertainer
at home and abroad. She has learned the lesson that variety is the spice
of jazz as well as of life..... We get some artful textural variations and
The Mississippi Rag January 1998
|"Cynthia Sayer, who is certainly one of the best banjo players in the
business, has picked a real all-star band for this fine CD.... Every tune
is a definite winner."
The Resonator December 1997
|"Cynthia, known as a vocalist as well as banjoist, blends those talents
flawlessly throughout the CD. In the world of jazz, the established women
artists are few. Those established as instrumentalists are even fewer. Jazz
At Home is a testament to her talents and credible position in the jazz
world. ....This CD is a 'must'."
FIGA Magazine (Fretted Instrument Guild Of America) August 1998
|"Cynthia Sayer sure knows how to pick her musicians... She also knows
how to pick songs ... She also plays a mean banjo and guitar, and knows
her way around a vocal."
Jersey Jazz August 1998
|"Cynthia Sayer is a fine banjo soloist with a nice singing voice. On this CD she utilizes some of the best traditional musicians around. The music is enjoyable." AMG ALL MUSIC GUIDE September 1998|