For those who would like to hear jazz harp, this is an imaginative collection which will appeal to all listeners. Over the decades there have been few jazz harp performers, among them are found Dorothy Ashby, Corky Hale, Stella Castellucci and now, the remarkable jazz talent Christa Grix from Detroit! CHEEK TO CHIC is classic, straight-ahead jazz with a mellow smoothness and contemporary jazz feel that will instantly appeal to jazz listeners.
The 11 selections include "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Alone Together," "Where is Love," "Danny Boy Blue," "Cheek to Cheek," among others. Each one shows the talent of Christa Grix on harp. Each musician is topnotch and the solo work is exciting.
For something enjoyable and different, and very much jazz harp, give Christa Grix and CHEEK TO CHIC a listen to, for it is fine jazz performances coupled with great solo work. Christa Grix gives a nice swing feel to her lyrical expressions on harp, and there is a happy feel to her jazz modes. An outstanding jazz harp release!