Melina Narezo: 'Melina' 

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The debut album from this local singer-songwriter stands out from a swamp of similar releases on a number of levels. Instead of retreading old standards, she wrote most of the material and assembled a solid backing band, giving her R&B-tinted jazz numbers a deft, breezy sound. Her voice isn't the most polished, but it's extremely confident and relaxed, with the material to match. It all adds up to a particularly accomplished first statement.

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