Do you remember that moment when you first heard Anita Baker or Sade; the effortless, sultry, and soaring vocal that captures all of your attention? Lindsey Webster's delicate and powerful voice takes you to that place - an unabashed nod to the greats and yet 100 percent Lindsey. The Soul Songstress is proud to announce the release of her sophomore album, You Change, via Atlanta Records.
Lindsey Webster has established herself as one of the leading contemporary female singers with her previous two great albums. She now joins the Shanachie label and is about to break into the bigger audience her beautiful voice and material deserves. Thankfully unlike other independent artists stepping up, she has retained artistic control and her own sound. ‘Back to Your Heart’ is a lovely mid tempo groover with a tough backbeat. The guitar backed ‘Where do you want to go’ is a really nice down tempo number. ‘One at a time’ is another quality chilled out song. ‘On our Way’ has more of a groove, a good sax solo and Lindsey’s voice soars towards the end when the song leads to a crescendo. The strutting ‘Somehow’ and ‘Next to Me’ are real foot tappers, and ‘Ain’t It Funny’ is a more up tempo song. ‘Living A Lie’ is good Soul ballad. Really good album throughout.
In the 1950s, tenor-saxophonist Ben Webster was at the peak of his powers. His musical personality really featured two separate emotions: harsh and tough on the faster pieces and surprisingly warm and tender on the ballads. Webster uses the latter voice throughout this two-LP set. On all but four of 20 selections, Ben is backed by a string section arranged by Ralph Burns (except for "Chelsea Bridge" which was arranged by Billy Strayhorn) and, although clarinetists Tony Scott and Jimmy Hamilton and pianists Teddy Wilson and Hank Jones are heard from, the focus is otherwise entirely on the great tenor. The final four numbers, which matches Webster with Wilson in a stringless quartet, also stick to ballads. Music that is both beautiful and creative.