CAT # HUCD3034-25
1. A Matter Of Time 5:02 2. I Can Love You Like That 4:06 3. Castine 5:05 4. The Secret Garden 5:40 5. Natural Woman 3:51 6. Ladies Night 4:36 7. The Matador & The Maiden 4:28 8. Latin Lullaby 4:58 9. The Saxtress 4:59 10. Slow Burn 5:24 11. Angels Among Us 4:48
Saxtress, Pamela Williams' debut album on the Seattle-based Heads Up International label, makes it abundantly clear that this R&B/jazz/pop saxophonist is no stranger to versatility.
A diverse collection, Williams' music ranges from the gently caressing "Castine" and "Angels Among Us" to the sweaty title track "The Saxtress" to a haunting and hypnotic "Ladies Night." Saxtress reflects not only Williams' primary inspirations -- R&B, funk and jazz -- but also illustrates her passion for diversity, ranging from her Latin-tinged music on "The Matador and the Maiden" and "Latin Lullaby," to gospel on a gritty version of Aretha Franklin's 1960s soul classic "Natural Woman."
Yet, the song that no doubt will attract the most attention is an inspired remake of Quincy Jones' seductive ballad "The Secret Garden," which boasts guest performances by soul goddesses Patti LaBelle and Teena Marie -- the latter also heard on the dramatic "Latin Lullaby."
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