What does it sound like?:
Linn Records are a label associated with a high-end audio manufacturer, who use their recordings to encourage people to buy their audio hardware, so if they decide to release a recording by an artist, it’s going to be someone they regard very highly and it’s going to be impeccably well-recorded.
Liane Carroll is a Hastings-born jazz vocalist and keyboardist of stunning ability who happened to work with Hip-Hoppers “London Elektricity” from 1999 to 2005 before striking out for serious on her own.
What a voice!
She has a husky sound more akin to the better class of soul divas plus an ability to burrow deep into the song and transfer itself directly to the listener. There is deep sorrow in sad ballads and playfulness in uptempo material. Meanwhile her piano playing is inventive and fits like a glove throughout.
A wonderful artiste I wish I’d discovered much earlier.
What does it all *mean*?
If you like jazz and quality singing with heart and soul aplenty, this deserves at least one listen.
If your aversion to “jazz” and all that that entails is strong, then just move along.
Goes well with…
Nights in. Moderate alcohol consumption. Need of an uplift.
Might suit people who like…
Deep soul music and jazz vocalizing. Musicianship.