COMMENTS BY DJs
“A fantastic blend of styles melding in together to produce a stunningly beautiful cd. The songs, playing and singing is an absolute delight to hear. An album that needs to be heard and savoured.“
Peter Merrett PBS 106-7 FM
“Great CD, a true surprise to us. Excellent, we enjoyed it immensely, and have added it to our playlists already, and will in the future.”
Harry Boerman, Veluwe FM
EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS
"Irish-Canadian vocalist Theresia
Bothe grew up in
All Music Guide, Michael G. Nastos
sings from her heart with a strong rich voice that will excite folk music
lovers as they expand their envelope. Our favorite was "Another day in
life with you" with a cool guitar intro by Peter."
O’s Place Jazz Newsletter,
D. Oscar Groomes
"This band creates a unique blend of folk pop and jazz. Bothe and Croton's music is formed from the stylings of Billy Holiday and Kenny Burrell. The voice of Theresia Bothe is a bit like Judie Collins and Joan Baez, so that definitely fits with the theme of folk jazz.
There also seems to be a dose of
poetry-laced lyrics infused in some of these songs. "On the death of
Langston Hughes" has a slow melodic sound that is more folk than jazz, but
incorporates both styles. "Song for Billie Holiday" has impressive
guitar accompaniment with strong lyrics. The chordings chosen by Croton fit
this song to a tee. A subtle echo effect lends merit to this track. The guitar
tone is good and a slight tremolo sound is present. "I'll Sing a Song for
You" has an intro with jazz chords. It moves into a faster ballad sung by
Bothe and has cool jazz drumming and upright bass on the track.
The CD "I'll Sing a Song for You" has impressive vocals and jazz guitar playing, which will make it appeal to fans of folk-laden jazz."
Metro Spirit, Rich McCracken II
talented pros travel the singer/songwriter route, with a little genre splicing
for flavor, and deliver a nice set of originals that goes down well and never
comes across as over reaching. Tackling life’s big questions in song,
this is the kind of under the radar, neo-folk that gives you the easy kind of
music you can kick back with but isn’t fluff."
"I really like Croton's guitar work, very much in the tradition of many jazz guitarists throughout the years."
The Run-Off Groove, John Book