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January/February 1999

Tuck & Patti
Paradise Found
Windham Hill

Together 20 years as a musical (and wedded) duo, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to express joy through song.

Of the 13 tracks, Patti's best are "When We're Alone," a super-scatted version of Clifford Brown's "Joy Spring," and her glorious reading of Minnie Ripperton's "Captain for Dark Mornings." Tuck soars on a superb multi-textured solo flight of "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face."

In a departure from past albums, Tuck's guitar expertise and Patti's ethereal vocals are supplemented by other musicians. Saxophonist Mark Miller and percussionist David Frazier are added to the Brazilian-flavored "Lembrancas," and a doo-wop vocal group called The Blenders enriches Patti's pop-soul deliveries of "All This Love" and "Dance With Me." Norton Buffalo plays harmonica on a funky "You."

Originally published in January/February 1999
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