Label : JUST // Jazz // 2001-04-10
The musical diversity of vocalist Fontella Bass is front and center on Travellin'.
Best known for her huge 1965 hit, "Rescue Me," Fontella Bass features a
family affair with styles to spare. Brimming with soul, rhythm, blues,
and instrumental jazz on ten very special compositions, this CD
represents a delightful musical tapestry that features her son Bahnamous Bowie on keyboards, her brother and singer David Peaston singing mightily on the soul ballads "Special Lady" and "Round & Round," and her son-in-law
contributing his lead vocals, electric guitar, and acoustic guitar.
Bass' deeply rooted gospel style shines through on the title track
while the rousing "Walk With Me" and the black gospel-styled gems "It's
Alright Now," "In the Garden," and "Thank You Lord" are so reverent
that she will bring tears of joy to your eyes. Backed by a versatile
rhythm section of Ptah Williams on piano, Jimmy Hinds on electric bass, and Curtis Fondren on drums, this label debut should firmly plant Fontella Bass in the mainstream of gospel-jazz.
|03||It's Alright Now||5:18|
|05||Walk With Me||5:36|
|07||Round & Round||3:28|
|09||In The Garden||4:15|
|10||Thank You Lord||5:23|