New Music Critique: Sandra Booker

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Contact: sandrabookermusic@icloud.com

Web: sandrabooker.com

Seeking: Booking, Film/TV, Distribution
Style: Jazz, R&B, Gospel

Singer Sandra Booker has an expert voice and an inherent warmth in her soul that imbues her music with reassuring emotion. A perfect example is “Until We Meet Again,” a sweet, soothing, jazz/gospel song addressed to a departed loved one. Nimble backup players, especially on organ and guitar, are impressive. “What Made God?” is a live recording that captures the artist’s excellent singing abilities, and those of her spirited backup vocalists. On this song, as elsewhere, though, Booker’s lyrics are a bit too plain and simple to do justice to the song’s theme. Best tune of all is “Spring Song” where her terrific scatting technique is the ideal instrument to pay tribute to the season of rebirth.