Katie King, Harry’s Fight

To paraphrase a line from the film, “Jerry Maguire,” vocalist Katie King “had me at (her musical) ‘hello’ ” on this album.
This lady is, without a doubt, the finest singer I’ve heard in years. She can handle any style, and her unique approach makes each style her own. Her voice is marvelous and her phrasing impeccable, and she hits every note dead-on. There’s no “hunting,” yet she can “bend” her voice for effect as necessary.
If her singing weren’t enough, King is backed by as tasty and swinging a quartet as you’ll ever hear: Bill Anschell on piano; Jeff Johnson on Bass; Craig Flory on sax, bass clarinet and flute; and D’Vonne Lewis on drums.

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