Sasha Dobson: Without You
Sasha Dobson (vocals)
Modern Romance (Secret Sun SSR00102)
Richard Julian (guitar), Tony Scherr (bass), Mauro Refosco (percussion).
Composed by Jesse Harris.
Recorded: Nassau, Bahamas, no date given (CD released in 2006)
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Dobson impresses in her debut with a warm, intimate performance. The poise and confidence here are striking. This vocalist already has a firm sense of her own style -- no empty pyrotechnics, just a deeply felt interpretation of a wistful composition by guitarist Harris. Harris, who wrote the material that propelled Norah Jones to fame, may have aligned himself with another rising star with this promising singer.
Reviewer: Ted Gioia