Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is not just another girl singer accessorizing with a horn. She is a first class saxophonist that blows the proverbial roof off the place and an accomplished stylist who uses her vocal cords like she does her various woodwinds, with agility and sophistication. Her sophomore effort Origins is a testament of her skill and talent not only as a performer but also as a composer as she penned most of the music on the record. This delightfully engaging work opens with a bang. Forward Motion" features Thurman's brassy tenor in a witty, mercurial improvisation ...read more
Camille Thurman may have started as a vocalist, but on her Hot Tone debut, Origins, the flexes her breath, blowing through every instrument that transmits wind. Thurman rides the wave created by bassist/vocalist Mimi Jones, creator of Hot Tone Records with the release of her Balance (2014). A third artist makes a trio in this flood of music in drummer/percussionist Shirazette Tinnin who released her recording Humility at the same time. These three women have much to do with one another and each other's recordings. For Thurman's part, both her vocals and flute and reeds playing become ubiquitous. But it ...read more
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