Album Review: "Joy!" by Jazz in Pink featuring Gail Jhonson (8/10)


Producer: Gail Jhonson

One of urban jazz’s busiest music directors, multi-talented composer-pianist Gail Jhonson has led her hard-grooving all-female collective, Jazz in Pink, to become one of the genre’s hottest touring acts. The ensemble celebrates a dozen years of funk with a collection driven by its trademark freewheeling energy, spiritual encouragement and wild improvisations––and plenty of joy during a challenging time. Jhonson makes it an all-out genre party, inviting Kim Waters, Paul Jackson, Jr., Marion Meadows and Kim Scott to add their magic to the merriment.  – Jonathan Widran