Laird Jackson has a sweet mellowness about her singing that sets her style above the rest! She can sing any lyric with grace and feeling, and her singing is clear and enjoyable to hear.
There are 11 selections on this collection. TOUCHED offers the following songs: "Visions," "You Are Near," "Catch the Wind," "Touched," "Tin Angel," "Towards the Sun," among others. Jackson wrote half of the songs in this collection and shows a remarkable talent for composing. Jazz listeners will fall in love with her musical expressions.
Backed by various guest artists, including pianists Aaron Graves and Bruce Barth, Laird Jackson shares some fine musical sounds and bluesy feelings that make TOUCHED one of the solid female jazz vocal releases for the year 2002. There are numerous excellent solo flights in TOUCHED to entertain all jazz listeners. Take a listen to how fine a jazz song can be in the unusual composition titled "Touched."
For a different kind of jazz singing, one blessed with style and class, take a listen to Laird Jackson in her CD released, TOUCHED. Nice listening.