Austin, Ann

Whaling City Sound, 2004CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 10.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: She opens with a bossa nova beat on “Tell Me Not To Love You”. Ann’s voice carries her emotions though the lyrics especially on “Oh Me Oh My”. There’s a taste of blues with soulful guitar from Paul Good on “Ain’t No Use”. Those themes are repeated with sharp lyrics over a nice mix of originals and standards that she makes her own, especially on “Lately” and “Black Coffee”. It grew on us with repeated listening.