Alice Russell - My
is a highly anticipated second album from what is surely one
of the UK's finest soul singers. The album could be described as
a kaleidoscope of soul music history with influences from
Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Electronica and Funk. This proliferation
of styles does to these ears make the album somewhat disjointed
at times. However, that is a small point as Ms Russell deals
with this diversity with a technical ability that shows that she
is at ease in any genre.
Backed by the classy production of TM Juke nowhere more evident
than in the beat power-jazz of the exceptional 'All Over Now'
which has one of the funkiest flute solos that you will want to
listen to over and over again. Shortly to try her hand at some
gigs stateside Russell's confidence in her natural talent
appears to be growing and as she approaches 30, this can be
viewed as about time! An exceptional album from the lady from
Suffolk and one that if it was released anywhere else than in
the UK would have the real recognition that it deserves.