Alma Matters

Lone Traveler, 2017CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 23.1

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Alma Matters is a collaboration a large gathering of Bay Area-based musicians including the Cressman’s: Natalie (tb, vocals), Julianna (vocals), Sandy (vocals), and Jeff (tb, flugelhorn, b) with Peter Apfelbaum (keyboards, vocals, sax) and Steve Bernstein (t). Producer Jeff Weinmann (fl, vocals) leads the effort. Rich warm vocal harmonies and good beats are the characteristics of “The Unknown” that set the stage for a contemporary treat with lots of flavors. There’s a touch of reggae beats on “Shadow Woman” and “Get Involved”, soulful vocals for “You’ll Never Follow”, a little gospel on “Wade In The Water” a taste of blues on “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, and a lot of rhythm throughout the set, a very good one!


Publicist: Bloom Media Relations