Shanachie, 2009CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 15.1

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

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Maysa Leak has placed her rich soulful vocals in front of Incognito and also holding her own as a solo artist. This is her seventh album as a leader! She has all of the deep soul, romance and rhythm that she is known for and then some on Metamorphosis! She employs world-class musicians including Najee (flute) and Nick Colionne (g) who both contribute on “Higher Love”. Chris “Big Dog” Davis lives up to his name playing all instruments on most other tracks. Maysa had a hand in composing most of the songs and she keeps it real never sidestepping reality on “Never Really Ever” and “I Need A Man”. The popping beats are here as well on “Happy Feelings” with vocals from Angela Johnson and “Conversation With The Universe” featuring Ronnie Garrett anchoring the bottom on bass. This one rocks end to end.


Publicist: Tom Estey Publicity & Promotion