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Love Is A Bridge by Loretta King

Loretta King has the two main ingredients that are the prerequisites of any solid vocalist, namely, clarity of tone and proper pitch, and when you add lyricism and freedom from stridency, you have a first class singer.

"Sydney" is runaway hipness as King handles the myriad of clever lyrics with professional ease. A fast latin beat and an all star ensemble fuel this tune into orbit. The robust Bass of Chuck Berghofer adds the heartbeat and Terry Trotter's explosive Piano keeps it pumping.

"Hey Taxi" is another tour de force for Miss King as she romps and swings through another fast paced poetical composition. She scats briefly but effectively, I would like to hear more of this boppish side of King.

The bittersweet "It's Always 4:00 a.m." A Ron Anthony / Sammy Kahn penning, is performed sweetly and soulfully, exactly as the composers intended. A nice tribute. Torch time with a twist as Miss King is captivating in her interpretation of this excellent mood enhancer.

"Skylark" with the unique Guitar and Violin backing of John Pisano and Don Palmer respectively, coupled with King's straight approach makes this tune work beautifully.

Loretta King is slightly reminiscent of Dani Thompson in tonality and lyricism, but the message is strictly her own.

This is a fine recording with brilliant musicians, good tunes, and performed with style and elegance by Miss Loretta King.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Loretta King
  • CD Title: Love Is A Bridge
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: Independent
  • Rating: Five Stars
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