CD REVIEW: Fans of Norah Jones will love this chill "What if Diana Krall had sat in with Bill Evans and Jim Hall" release from Aimee Nolte. Aimee's voice is at once cool, soulful, widely expressive, and agile. Her keyboard chops are outstanding, with great lines and solid time feel. Her compositions are stand-out, check out the standard worthy "Just Us", or the pop friendly "Reverance".
What sets this album apart from others in its genre is that it is the expression of a mature, fully realized woman artist who has something positive and meaningful to say, lyrically as well as musically- and who does it with grace, poise, charm, and without the help of any studio bells and whistles.
This is Aimee live, doing what she does best in your own living room.
- Just Us;
- Joe's Morning;
- Come, Sleep;
- Alexander Nightingale;
- Young Again;
- Just Us (extended version);
- Hopefully Shortly After;
- From Paradise to Utopia;
- From the Start.
- Aimee Nolte: vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes, backup vocals;
- Hideaki Tokunaga: guitar, nylon guitar.