Album Review: "Blue" by Jessy J (8/10)

Jessy J


Changi Records

Producer: Jessy J

Displaying some of her most passionate and robust playing ever, Billboard No. 1 charting saxophonist Jessy J’s vision for Blue was driven by a dual sense of melancholy and restlessness she felt during the pandemic lockdown. Tapping into her love of the soul and blues of the ‘60s and ‘70s, she creates a freewheeling set full of James Brownesque drums and bluesy Ray Charles organ licks in addition to a bit of contemporary disco energy, some trad jazz swing and her always vibrant Latin influences.