LADIES OF VOICE…Kari Kirkland: Wild Is The Wind – Jazz Weekly

 

Vocalist Kari Kirkland teams up with Kevin Axt/b, Shelly/p, John Daversa/tp, Gregg Field/dr, the late Roy Hargrove/tp, Brian Kilgore/p Dean Parks/g and the guest Budapest Sessions Orchestra for a collection of rich interpretations. She’s folksy on “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” and sassy on a rich “Steam Roller Blues”. Her wistful tones works well with Berg and Hargrove during “Do It Again” and emotive on “Jealous”. A rockish “Break Your Heart” has a salsa flavor and dreamy on “Secret”. Cozy corners.

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