Washington, Nadia

NLW, 2023CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 29.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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Score: 76
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O’s Notes: Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Nadia Washington makes her debut as a leader with Hope Resurgence, but she is certainly no rookie with many supporting roles on her dossier. She produces the album with Jesse Fischer (keyboards) and Corman Henley (d). Josh Hari (b), Morgan Guerin (congas), Phil Lassiter (t), and Nicholas Payton (t) highlight a lengthy lineup of musicians. There are nine original, soulful tracks, notably “Broken”, the spiritual “1/2 Love“, and the title track. The Tina Turner-esque, pop/rock, “Machine” is the outlier.



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