...a major asset is King's sultry, bluesy way with ballads and torch songs.
Katie King's first CD in almost a decade is a collection of songs that tell the story of late night soul searching and questioning. With the help of pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Jeff Johnson, drummer D'Vonne Lewis, and saxophonist Craig Flory, Katie travels her own direction telling her stories once again, with three new originals of Katie's including the title cut, new interpretations of the classic pop songs "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover", "Across the Universe", "Come Together", and paying respect to two of Katie's favorite jazz artists Abbey Lincoln's "Throw it Away", and Nina Simone's "Do I Move You?" "All or Nothing at All," "Alone Together," and Frank Loesser's "Inchworm," from the great American Songbook, only add to the rich texture of this collection.
1 Harry's Fight (6:43)
2 Across the Universe (5:00)
3 All or Nothing at All (6:44)
4 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (5:18)
5 Last Night (4:30)
6 Do I Move You? (4:59)
7 Alone Together (2:10)
8 Come Together (4:39)
9 Wayfaring Stranger (2:46)
10 Throw it away (5:23)
11 And Now (4:57)
12 The Inch Worm (4:37)
13 Here comes the Sun (3:06)
RECORDED SEPTEMBER 24/25, 2007
AT DAVID LANGE STUDIO, FIFE, WA
RECORDED AND MIXED BY DAVID LANGE
MASTERED BY RICK FISHER AT RFI MASTERING, SEATTLE
COVER PHOTOGRAPH: HOWARD PETRELLA
CITY PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHELE RUESS
COVER DESIGN BY JOHN BISHOP
All Music Guide (Adam Greenberg)
She's not quite a torch singer, but you're likely to get that sense from the album cover and the American songbook selections. For her fourth album (and first in 10 years), Katie King plunges through some admittedly torchy pieces, but also includes a few rather catchy original numbers and adaptations of a few pop (primarily the Beatles) pieces. The ...
The Davis Enterprise (Ric Bang)
To paraphrase a line from the film, "Jerry Maguire," vocalist Katie King "had me at (her musical) 'hello' " on this album. This lady is, without a doubt, the finest singer I've heard in years. She can handle any style, and her unique approach makes each style her own. Her voice is marvelous and her phrasing impeccable, and she hits every note de ...
Katie King serves it up buffet style, offering a menu with tunes from just about every genre: Pop, Show, Jazz, Original, and even a Spiritual. And here they're all marinated in the same flavor?Jazz. Delicious. As an appetizer the band opens with the title track, ?Harry's Fight.? It has a dash of Mose Allison (minus the clever lyrics. But this is ...