Review: Lizz Wright, ‘Fellowship’

13 12 2010

Downbeat
(January, 2011)

On her fourth studio album, Lizz Wright trains her rich, pitch-perfect alto on a variety of tunes that center on the journey to inner solace, defining the constituents of her “fellowship” not by their gospel roots so much as by their spiritual potential.

Starting with the first lyric of its title track, “Fellowship” dispels any assumptions that its message might be secular, as Wright warns listeners of the inherent danger in believing “that your God is better than another man’s.” Steady and smooth, her voice blends with guest bassist (and the song’s composer), Me’Shell N’Degeocello’s deep and multi-layered space-rock contribution. Read More

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