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  • Summary: The latest release by the jazz singer was recorded in her house in Jackson, Mississippi.
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  1. Every song, no matter how familiar, is transformed by one detail or another.
  2. Vibe
    Loverly proves once again that she needs no artifice to soar musically. [July 2008, p.60]
  3. Her voice, dark, nuanced and full of mystery, shows what a class act the singer has become.
  4. Naturalism is the idea, but this is a beautifully constructed record, from Mr. Moran’s blenderized, genre-defying piano solos to Ms. Wilson’s judicious phrasing, using the full range of her double-smoked voice.
  5. It's one of this enigmatic artist's most satisfying albums in a long time.
  6. Loverly is the only reason to avoid imposing a moratorium on the very tired standards genre that has become the bane of jazz in recent years. It cannot be recommended highly enough.
  7. Q Magazine
    The subtle rhythms of Nigerian percussionist Lekan Babalola giving something new to Wilson's versions of great old songs. [Aug 2008, p.145]

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