5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Spiral (Audio CD)
This is a first class recording by someone who is clearly developing into a top standard jazz artist. I saw them play live a month or so ago and was impressed by the incredible amount of energy she put into the performance and that comes accross in this recording as well. The whole CD has an energy to it that makes you want to keep listening again and again.
The band she has put together are excellent, the drummer especially is very skilled (not to say the bass player is not) and the whole thing feels very 'tight'.
So, if it's that good, why not five stars? Well, I can't help but feel that she will continue to improve and will deliver even better on her next album, so I need some room for that eventuality when it is released! Also, and this is a minor point, it starts to feel a bit 'samey' in places. A bit more variation would have helped, but don't let that put you off.