A Class Act,
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This review is from: Morning Hour (Audio CD)
Everything about Ms Bakken oozes quality.
As a singer she has everything - a great voice, beautifully mellow tonality coupled with just the right amount of (slightly) quirky edge, flawless delivery and that intuitive ability to get to the heart and soul of a song.
As a songwriter she is simply brilliant, combining haunting melodies with lyrics that explore the full range of human emotions from the touching vanities of Powder Room Collapse to the beautiful pathos of Contents of My Heart and the stoic meloncholy of October Nights.
A class act who deserves to be heard by a much wider audience.
This album was recording in the US and has more of a country feel than her more clearly jazz based albums, but