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Album: Salt
# Song Title   Time
1)    Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly More Info... 5:07
2)    Salt More Info... 3:26
3)    Afro-Blue More Info... 5:51
4)    Soon As I Get Home More Info... 4:26
5)    Walk With Me, Lord More Info... 4:06
6)    Eternity More Info... 3:34
7)    Goodbye More Info... 3:56
8)    Vocalise / End Of The Line More Info... 4:32
9)    Fire More Info... 4:14
10)    Blue Rose More Info... 4:05
11)    Lead The Way More Info... 4:22
12)    Silence More Info... 2:43
 
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Tracks

1. Open Your Eyes

2. Salt

3. Afro Blue

4. Soon As I Get Home

5. Walk With Me, Lord

6. Eternity

7. Goodbye

8. Vocalise/End Of The Line

9. Fire

10. Blue Rose

11. Lead The Way

12. Silence

Performer Notes
  • Personnel includes: Lizz Wright (vocals); Myron Walden (alto saxophone); Derrick Gardner (trumpet); Vincent Gardner (trombone); Kenny Banks (acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes piano); John Cowherd (acoustic piano); Sam Yahel (Hammond B-3 organ); Sarah Adams, Ron Carbone, Crystal Garner, Judy Witmerr (viola); Ellen Westerman (cello); Adam Rogers (acoustic, electric & bottleneck guitars); John Hart (acoustic guitar, guitar); Brian Blade (acoustic guitar); Doug Weiss (acoustic bass); Brian Blade, Terreon Gully, (drums); Jeff Haynes (percussion).
  • Producers: Tommy LiPuma, Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd.
  • Recorded Right Track Studios, New York, New York between August and December, 2002.
  • Vocalist Lizz Wright delivers jazz that harks back to such luminaries as Nina Simone and Abbey Lincoln on her debut Verve release, Salt. Still in her early twenties, Wright has a warm, dusky voice reminiscent of Cassandra Wilson and similarly to Wilson seems interested in tackling an eclectic mix of jazz standards, traditional folk, and R&B. Early on, a folky afterglow-Latin version of "Afro Blue" takes center stage followed by the gorgeous "Soon as I Get Home," which betters the version from The Wiz. Wright fairs equally well as a songwriter with about half the album filled with her soaring, bluesy ballads. There is a melancholy yet positive '70s vibe that eminates from songs like "Fire," which resonates lyrically as well as melodically much like the personal/sociopolitical writing of another of Wright's obvious inspirations, Terry Callier. Perhaps a little too low-key to register very high on the pop radio scale, but invested with enough sanguine emotionality and chops to make Salt easily recommended to fans of the neo-soul movement. ~ Matt Collar
Professional Reviews
Vibe (6/03, p.156) - 4 out of 5 - "...On SALT, her heartfelt debut, Wright balances the melodic and rhythmic ingenuity of R&B with the sophisticated intimacy of coffeehouse jazz..."

Mojo (Publisher) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...Wright's voice, with its mellow, richly expressive tone, is a constant delight..."
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