Album Review: "The Best of Mindi Abair" by Mindi Abair (8/10)

Pretty Good for a Girl Records

Producers: Mindi Abair & Various

Closing in on 20 years since her breakthrough album It Just Happens That Way, Grammy-nominated saxophonist, singer and songwriter Mindi Abair puts a dynamic twist on the “greatest hits” concept with her 19-track retrospective. In addition to spotlighting her smooth jazz and blues hits (with her hard rockin’ band The Boneshakers), she includes a vocal track from her obscure 2000 debut album, a previously unreleased track featuring Booker T. Jones and collaborations featuring Keb’ Mo’, Joe Bonnamassa and Gregg Allman––plus a brand new single that marks her return to smooth jazz after some tasty blues/rock excursions.