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Move A Mountain by Dallas Johnson

Dallas Johnson, a new vocal talent on the horizon has released "Move A Mountain". Well supported by a talented, accomplished cast of sidemen, including the late Mark Ledford (Pat Metheny Group), Estaire Godinez (Prince, George Benson), Mike Scott, (Prince, Janet Jackson), Tommy Elm (Prince) and Dave Barry (kd lang), she navigates everything from urban groove to neo-bossas and bluesy ballads.

Atmospheric, introspective and far ranging, Dallas’ voice shines with mellifluous soul on the material aptly driven by gospel backup vocals. Check out "One Day Before Long" and "The Shadow" for choice Chaka Khan influenced treatments and cool funk guitar.

"Like a Fountain" evokes bluesy visions of Cassandra Wilson with its open African percussion treatment while "Letting Go", "Throw it Away" and the closer, Jobim’s "Desifinado" takes the listener into a Brazilian dream.

All in all, a really very worthy sonic journey.

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Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Dallas Johnson
  • CD Title: Move A Mountain
  • Genre: Soul / Funk Jazz
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Independent
  • Rating: Four Stars
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