Not a jazz record by any means but a diamond performance by a woman who brings the charisma of the classic soul days of Gladys Knight up to date - yet with her own identity.
Candi Staton - Life Happens is available from October 27.
Ernie Wilkins: “If you don't look at the liner notes, you don't know who in the hell it is. Everybody sounds alike, that same million-note approach. Faceless.” – (Crescendo November 1975).
Ben Williams: “A lot of jazz today has developed this allergy to simplicity. ‘If it’s simple, that means it’s not hip’ is a theme. But sometimes the simplest thing you can do is the hippest thing you can do.” – (Down Beat August 2015).