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Clara Hill

All I Can Provide

(Sonar Kollektiv; US: 28 Aug 2006; UK: 28 Aug 2006; Internet release date: 28 Aug 2006)

An ad in the Personals for Clara Hill’s All I Can Provide: Album by singer from Berlin, Germany seeks open minded listeners for a mix of dance, jazz, house, pop, and electronic music. I am the second album by Ms. Hill; Restless Times was her debut.  It’s not easy being a “follow-up”, especially to an album as well-received as Restless, but I do my best to keep you guessing. On your first listen, you won’t be expecting the quiet ambience of a ballad like “Endlessly” in contrast to a club-friendly number like “Paper Chase”.  I’ll get you dancing to “Just Paradise”, with groovy guitar licks and Ms. Hill’s higher register, and the off-center swagger of “Just Let Me Know”. Plus, guests like Vikter Duplaix, Charles Webster, Volker Meitz, and King Britt help me entertain you. You must know that I tend to repeat myself (“Run”) and sometimes I carry an idea longer than I should (“What For”), but when I’m hitting my stride (“Did I Do Wrong”), you will adore me. Is that arrogant of me? I hope not, because I’m the type of album you’ll share with your friends precisely because I’m fun and I don’t take myself too seriously.

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Quentin Huff is an attorney, writer, visual artist, and professional tennis player who lives and works in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, he enjoys practicing entertainment law. When he's not busy suing people or giving other people advice on how to sue people, he writes novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, diary entries, and essays. Quentin's writing appears, or is forthcoming, in: Casa Poema, Pemmican Press, Switched-On Gutenberg, Defenestration, Poems Niederngasse, and The Ringing Ear, Cave Canem's anthology of contemporary African American poetry rooted in the South. His family owns and operates Huff Art Studio, an art gallery specializing in fine art, printing, and graphic design. Quentin loves Final Fantasy videogames, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, his mother Earnestine, PopMatters, and all things Prince.


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