Album Review: Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers - "Live in Seattle" (8/10)

This live set features album tracks and 
instrumentals from Abair’s jazzy contemporary R&B catalog combined with the edgy
 Detroit-based rock and soul of friends The
 Boneshakers. Although Abair is on the front
line, it is truly an ensemble effort. Highlights are Abair’s alto sax wailing on “Haute Sauce” and “Make it Happen,” and Sweet Pea Atkinson’s take on James Brown’s “Cold Sweat.” Of special note is Abair’s rapport with the audience. She transcends the typical stage banter and connects with a heartfelt vocal on “Be Beautiful.”

Score: 8 out of 10

Mindi Abair 
& The Boneshakers
Live in Seattle
Heads Up International
Producer: Mindi Abair