Thiroux, Katie

Capri, 2017CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 23.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 64.5
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Katie Theroux is a bright new artist taking the jazz world by storm. The singer, bassist and composer leads a fine trio with pianist Justin Kauflin and Matt Witek on drums. Guests Ken Peplowski (sax, cl) and Roger Neumann (sax) join her on five and two selections respectively. Theroux’s laid-back vocals and Kauflin’s cool piano anchor a swinging ensemble and give this recording a lot of balance. Katie’s scattering is well integrated with the band on “Ray’s Idea”. She sounds best for sultry blues numbers like “Some Cats Know” shadowed by Peplowski on sax and alone singing and playing bass on “Willow Weep For Me”. We are here to tell you that Katie’s sophomore effort,“Off Beat“is on time. She reworks these standards with a swagger that suggests she’ll be delighting jazz fans for a while!


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz