Patois Records, 2009CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Vocalist Kristina gets in touch with her genetic rhythms, the African beats that made their way to America. These are the beats that resonate within so many of us. They are presented in music from Cuba, Brazil, Africa, Jamaica, Peru and of course North American jazz. The band is excellent and Kristina’s pleasant vocals are a strong complement. She softens the percussive attack and makes the music assessable to a wider audience. We were in love after the second track! The musicians include Frank Martin (p), Murray Lowe (p), David Belove (b), Rock Vandivier (g) and a wealth of spirited percussionists. Producer Wayne Wallace does a fine job with the arrangements.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services