Bridie King - Way Back Home
There is a perfect match here between the music and the recording quality: raw, warm and welcoming. Sydney pianist Bridie King has never sounded more convincing and committed than on this second
CD, eschewing the baroque frills that can drag a repertoire of blues and traditional r'n'b towards pastiche.
Stephanie Marchant brings a similar conviction to the vocals, and the accompanying singers and rhythm section take a bare-bones approach that makes the songs sound fatter than all the notes in the world.
John Shand SMH