Seattle-based pianist Nelda Swiggett has a bright smooth swinging quality to her mainstream approach and a minimalist almost bare knuckles attitude. Her key strokes are bold and assertive, as if she knows exactly the direction of her music. And you feel it, directional-determined and cool. She has written all original compositions and three with lyrics. Her vocals are care free and warm, juxtaposed to her driving style on piano. She's been compared to Monk somewhat and to the late Gene Harris, which seems more accurate. Nelda Swiggett's new CD, This Time
is a fresh new breeze out of the North West.