Home / Music / Album Reviews / Meklit & Quinn

Meklit & Quinn

Meklit & Quinn (Porto Franco Records)

Sep. 11, 2012
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest
melkit

On their self-titled debut album, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero and vocalist-instrumentalist Quinn DeVeaux partner on an accomplished collection of originals and covers. The music melts through genre boundaries, suggesting low-key ’70s soul on one track and after-hours jazz on another. Judicious use of reverb endows many tracks with a hint of retro and a shadow of sonic depth. Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place” is given an elaborate vocal arrangement (one imagines it could be sung a capella) and Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love” is transformed into chamber jazz. While Hadero’s voice sometimes recalls the buttery feel of Joni Mitchell, much of the music suggests a collaboration between Bill Withers and Roberta Flack, circa 1970, that would have resulted in one great recording.

Poll

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act for the second time, should Republicans dial back their repeated political efforts to repeal Obamacare?

Getting poll results. Please wait...