She has been putting out
albums for some time now (this is her 5th to date) but you'll be
hard pressed to hear her music played here in the states and not
only that she looms large in Europe and Japan.
came to my attention on Gerry
Devaux disc 'Back
to you' back in 96
whose worked with Lesette Wilson
Stone.) She was born in
Helsinki, Finland and began her performing career at age 13. She
recording her debut album Believer at the age of 19.
Relocating to Brooklyn, she made her U.S. debut in 1998 with a
self-titled effort issued on Sony's 550 imprint. I'll Be
Fine which went largely un-noticed.
'I'll be fine
' is a
fine assessment of tracks that really grabs you from the start,
each one as enjoyable as the next and that is not something that
can be said for a lot of albums made these days. Standouts are
the dance floor mover 'Firefly'
and the Latin hinted 'Be
the track that really caught my eye (and will probably get yours too), is
the melodic and misty mooded 'Angel
Eyes '. A
slice of true jazz rhythms married with the soul of R&B, a terrific
track through and through (doesn't get any better than this I tell
This one should not be
overlooked it's one of my candidates for Album of the Year. If you
can find it pick it up (it simply doesn't disappoint). A most
Listen to "Angel Eyes"
"I'll be fine"