Catherine Russell is that rarest of entities, a genuine jazz and blues singer who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full blown femininity incarnate; a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. She launches fearlessly into each tune, getting inside the melody and capturing every emotion. Whether she's shimmying through a barrel-house stomper, channeling fifties R&B, dragging her weary heart through a torchy juke joint number, or kicking up her heels honky tonk style, Ms. Russell can stand comparison to her greatest fore bearers...
- Bring It Back by C. Michael Bailey
- Inside This Heart Of Mine by Marcia Hillman
- Sentimental Streak by Karen Hogg
her phrasing is impeccable and her delivery relaxed and effortless...highly-recommended. (Karen Hogg/AllAboutJazz-New York)