based flutist Kim Scott has already released the albums
(2011) and Rite of Passage (2013). Her third album
Southern Heat (2016) does not only show the flutist but
increasingly more the vocalist.
Kim performs on the new album with James “PJ” Spraggins, Ron Otis
(drums), Sean Michael Ray (bass), Eric Essix, Michael “Big Mike”
Hart (guitar), Kelvin Wooten (rhythm guitar, keyboards, synth bass,
programming), Lin Rountree (trumpet), Jim Lowe III (programming,
horn arrangement), Darryl Tibbs (percussion) and more.
The starter Billie Jean is best known as one of the musical
diamonds by the late king of Pop Michael Jackson. Kim Scott serves a
pristine rendition of this popular song with a tasty flute.
Fantastic Voyage surprises with heavy funk, a genre already adapted to
smooth jazz namely by Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer and Wayman Tisdale.
Sizzle is a collaboration with trumpeter Lin Rountree, who
also cowrote and produced the tune. Pure jubilating joy transformed
into an addictive groove. It's Your Time doubles the
synergy with Kim's powerful vocals melting into the instrumental
flow and rhythm. A wonderful blow up providing the missing spark.
Forgiveness has a chamber music character bringing the flute
in the center of performance. Contemplative and peaceful music with
moments of reflection. Two Become One lives from the
tension between the soothing long-drawn-out notes of the flute and
the staccato of percussive instruments. Glorious is
originally a vocal Gospel tune. This rendition expands the Latin
core to a salsa grandeur in the style of Nestor Torres.
On What You Stank About This? Kim takes a different vibe. Hip
hop elements ground Kim's flute performance with Urban flavor paving
the way for the final Groove With Me featuring Stephen
Strickland's rap and instruction on some new hip-hop dance steps
created by Kim.
Originally a classic trained flutist Kim Scott transcends her artistry
through smooth jazz to soul, pop, Latin jazz and Rhythm & Blues. Who
knows where the journey still goes. It remains absolutely
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Artist: Kim Scott
Genre: General Jazz
Label: Innervision Records
01 Billie Jean [5:09]
02 Fantastic Voyage [5:37]
03 Sizzle [4:31]
04 It's Your Time [4:33]
05 Forgiveness [5:41]
06 Two Become One [5:59]
07 Glorious [4:38]
08 What You Stank About This? [5:51]
09 Groove With Me (Stank Remix) [3:41]