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Sept 15th 2003


Needs refreshment - Jaguar Wright Jaguar Wright - One More Drink (Motive/OKay Player)


One of the most under rated albums of 2001 was definitely Jaguar Wright's Denials, Delusiions and Decisions. The album had a sweet collaboration with Bilal on the track 'I Can't Wait' as well as sure fire hits in 'Ain't Nobody Playin', 'Self Love' and the excellent updated version of Patti Labelle's 'Love, Need and Want You'. Some of the top up and coming producers was behind it such as Vikter Duplaix, The Roots ?uestlove and James Poyser (Erykah Badu).

Not one to be discouraged, Jaguar has been horning her craft and kept herself busy touring with The Roots but she's back with a new single and forthcoming yet - to - be - titled sophomore album.

Armed with an excellent voice powered by just as good writing and production, her new single called 'One More Drink' is a continuation into Jaguar's mindset and emerging growth as both a singer and performer as the track tells the tale of the girl's night out and getting aquainted with her favourite past time.

A lovely track by any means for Jaguar but it leaves me wondering why this talented singer not blown up yet (maybe time will tell - she definitely has the potential to be one of the best new talent to emerge in some time). A TY-D Pick indeed. 

Listen to Jaguar Wright's 'One More Drink'

Sir TY






Jazz influenced Gospel - Joye B. MooreJoye B. Moore - Project Butterfly Pt.2 - The Cocoon : LP (The Orchid)


I have to admit that I'm not one for the hands raised, foot stomping, vocal shouting gospel music as only certain tracks really tickle my fancy (as you can tell I haven't been to church in a while - though I'm really trying to change that) but when I heard this young lady's latest release I was truly blown away and was hooked.

Her name is Joye B Moore and though this is a second set (she had an EP out in 2000 called Project Butterfly) this is really a continuation of that (hense the title) and is really considered to be her first full length.

On your first listen to this excellent disc you would consider this to be a Jazz/R&B set with each track layered heavily in each of those respective categories but on a closer listen (to the lyrics especially) you'll see that that's what seaperates her from traditional gospel artists.

The opening track 'Break the Yoke' delivers a strong message of putting your trust in the man upstairs faith and taking responsibility for your actions. Next you're treated to 'One Day' where the story of a young woman's choices come to question and 'Thank you' where prayer is strongly recommended. 'Hold up the light' is a delight as is 'Canvas of Love', 'Everything must change', 'Make your Move' and the title track.

Her breezy jazz influened baritone is evident in every track you listen to and she will garner comparisons to the jazz greats like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday as well as modern day songstresses Jill Scott. Erykah Badu and Angie Stone in that regard but make no mistake she holds her own here and you will see too once you get to hear her sing.

I employ you to get this CD from the latest import to hail from Ricmond, VA (home to Missy Elliot, Pharrell and Timberland) as it's definitely one of this years best in my book - A TY-D Pick indeed. 

Listen to Joye B. Moore's 'Choose Ye this Day'

Listen to Joye B. Moore's 'Hold up the Light'

Sir TY




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