Sunday, January 23, 2011

CD Review: Rondi Charleston Gives Us The "Time"

Contemporary jazz singer/songwriter Rondi Charleston will be releasing her Montema Music debut album "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" in February 2011. This album will follow her critically acclaimed 2008 release "In My Life."

The album's title song, originally written by Sandy Denny, shows off the soothing, sultry voice and passion that Rondi Charleston puts into every performance on her new album. She adds her own flair to covers of Stevie Wonder (Overjoyed), Rogers and Hammerstein (This Nearly Was Mine) and Bobby McFerrin (Freedom Is A Voice). But, it is her own compositions where we see Rondi shine the brightest. The gentle stream of piano in "Your Spirit Lingers" puts Rondi's vocals out in front for your ears to absorb. The songs "Dance of Time", "Land of Galilee" and "Song for the Ages" follows perfectly along that relaxing jazz format that makes you can't help but press repeat.

Rondi Charleston will be on tour in 2011 promoting her new album. For information and tour updates, visit rondicharleston.com.

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