All of this is displayed on opening track, Jazzman, which conjures an image of a dimly lit, smoke-filled, music club even before Hart kicks in with her sultry vocal performance. Love Gangster backs Hart’s forceful vocals with a suitably gritty guitar riff, which shares the limelight with a solid piano/organ combo. Love Is A Lie showcases Hart’s voice, which takes on a watery vibrato for the chorus, while the music pays homage to the soul standards without directly copping any particular song.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 4th November 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.