With vigor, excitement, and plenty of passion.
Debuts the way debuts should be presented: With vigor, excitement, and plenty of passion. That’s how I see flutist Kim Scott coming across with her debut release, Crossing Over.
This young lady comes to claim her place at the table of other marvelously talented flutists, demonstrating mastery of the instrument and bringing loads of fire and rhythm with her.
While the album is chock full of covers, including such classics as Chick Corea’s “Spain” and Rufus’ “Sweet Thang,” Scott does an excellent job of song selection and phrasing. The charming vocals as on SMV’s “Rain” is another element that helps make this album a jewel. In addition, her original title and lead track should embed her name in your memory.
As debuts go, this one is, like the artist, is comely and innovative to this critic. Well-conceived with a lot of presence and swagger, it carries a certain magnetism with it that screams “Listen and feel me!”
Scott is no stranger on the scene as she is –as her promo material states—“one of the most sought-after flutists in both the classical and jazz fields.’ One listen to this album, and you’ll not have to wonder why.
The one virtue that stands out when you listen to Scott on this heavenly piece of work is her delivery and technique, which can make any tune her own, be it a cover or not. Give her a listen, and I’m betting that you too will become a believer.
This album has style, beauty, charm, and presence – all key ingredients that should never be ignored when concocting such an appetizing and alluring product. – Ronald Jackson
Kim Scott’s debut album, “Crossing Over”, was released on June 19, 2011 on the Lenoah Records label. The album was produced by the label’s CEO, Keith “Cashmere” Williams.