Bass, Fontella

Justin Time, 2001CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 7.3w

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

Performance: 5
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Sound: 4
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: The band is tight, anchored with Curtis Fondren (d) and Jimmy Hinds (b) rock steady beats. Pianist Ptah Williams opens the set with “Mandela” and the mood is set for a spiritual, exuberant performance. She’s not preachin’ but Fontella delivers meaningful lyrics over excellent jazzy soul lyrics. Her voice will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. David Peaston also sings lead vocals on two tracks for this can’t miss CD!