Once every generation an artist comes along who transcends a particular style of music and broadens its appeal to listeners of all stripes. For vocal jazz, that artist is undoubtedly Kari Gaffney. Angel Eyes, Gaffney’s sexy, sultry release, illuminates songs of the classic songbook, as well as a twist of some of the not so obvious. Her rendition of Walkin' After Midnight" promised intrigue--I wasn't sure how she might pull this Patsy Cline signature song off. After hearing Gaffney's approach, I fell in love. Gaffney’s ability to take a song and fill it with heartfelt emotion and rhythmic sensibility will ...read more
I have seen many reviews on Kari Gaffney, but I had never listened to her CD. Reviews claiming Sultry, Powerful, Seductive. Was it hype, fact or fiction? When I got my copy, I saw rare beauty on the cover. This really set my alarm off. Is this another vocalist with great looks and no substance or grit? So I sat back having turned my skepticism dial to its full potential. Not only were the other critics right, they were dead on! I have my claims to add as well: sultry, powerful, seductive, sensuous, confident, and all encompassing. Gaffney’s ethereal vocals ...read more
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