Lynne Fiddmont  - Flow

 

You may have seen her face or listen to her voice supporting a musical celebrity like Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Patti Austin, Madonna, Seal, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Gloria Estefan, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Whitney Houston, Yolanda Adams, James Ingram, Frankie Beverly, Norman Brown, Bill Withers, and many others. Such an in-demand vocalist with a divine voice and sympathetic smile is predestinated for an own solo album. 

Lynne's album has already spreads her waves in the net. It's quite understandable, when you read in the liner notes of the album which musicians are performing  Lynne's various interpretations. It explains the high level of professionalism this album stands for.

The longest song on this album is Holiday, a collaboration of Lynne with bassist Freddie "Ready" Washington. He is a real groove-master and performed with The Isley Brothers, Leonhard Cohen, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Patrice Rushen, Diana Ross, The Temptations and more of these legends of the music scene. Kevin Richards (Joe Zawinul, Kevin Toney, Oscar Castro-Neves) creates together with Freddie an awesome Bossa rhythm on which Lynne bewitches us with her sultry vocals.

Cupid is the god of erotic love. Also known as Armor or Eros he is the personification of love inflaming people with his arrows. Lynne's honeyed voice is certainly the tonal tradition of the charming grace. On this track Lynne team works with bass player Andrew Ford (Al Jarreau, Crosby and Nash).

Even though keyboardist Tim Carmon has played with the likes of B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Babyface, Buddy Guy, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Macy Gray, he may be best known to millions for his daytime television roles, such as the piano-playing Kip on "The Young and the Restless". Flow is Lynne's co-work with Tim Carmon. It's Lynn's personal encouragement for vitality, happiness and acceptance of life.

Something I Can Feel is somehow a family project. Brother Keith Fiddmont plays the soprano sax, son Courtney, and daughter Alana are singing in the children's choir. Lynne comments: "The song talks about wanting to believe in the love supreme and that love can conquer all. The main idea is 'I don't want you to tell me that you love me. I want to feel it.'

Like magic lady Oleta Adams Lynne combines a lovely voice with a great musical talent as shown up on Never Really. On this song she sings all vocals but also plays piano, strings and synth. This song originally appeared on young pop star Tyler Collinsí 1992 album, "Tyler". Lynne has now recorded it in an arrangement that takes some new harmonic detours (check the coda) that are all her own.

I have often written about guitar players. U R Loved is featuring Michael Ripoll. Although his appearance is unobtrusive onstage - he prefers to play background - he is an excellent guitarist. I recommend you his solo album "Discovery Anew". Michael's acoustic guitar and Lynne's celestial voice are the best duo one can imagine.

Lynne's song themes are always acting about interhuman relations. Say is a song about problems of estrangement between man and woman. 

Feels So Right is Lynne's second collaboration with Tim Carmon. This tune is special because Tim Carmon is playing all instruments. In the centre of this ballad are standing the feelings of a love which maybe wrong.

No Regrets is the only cover on this album. Written by songwriter, composer and conductor Roy Ingraham in 1936 this song was interpreted by Ella Fitzgerald, Phoebe Snow, Vera Lynn, Roberta Donnay, Christa Dulude and more. This song is more than a proof of concept, Lynne is a jazz lady.

Lynne's debut album "Flow" is music for lovers and about love. In this area Lynne unfolds her undisputable talent and charming potency. Lynne feels at home with her development: "I refuse to be limited. I want to express my full potential, whatever that is. It has nothing to do with anyone else. I feel like Iím finally getting that, and its great!"