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Kandace Springs: Indigo (Blue Note)

There is a tremendous less-is-more majesty to vocalist and pianist Kandace Springs’ sophomore release, its 13 tracks rarely featuring more than four players, yet each incredibly atmospheric. Apart from drummer/percussionist Karriem Riggins, who produced or co-produced all but two of the cuts and plays on seven, there are no core bandmates. Instead, various configurations were … Read More “Kandace Springs: Indigo (Blue Note)”

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Kandace Springs: Soul Eyes

Fair or not, there’s an expectation with a label as venerable as Blue Note that any new signing will be a cut above. This is especially true for vocalists. Historically, Blue Note’s roster of singers has remained consistently first-string-Sheila Jordan, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, José James and Gregory Porter among the select few. … Read More “Kandace Springs: Soul Eyes”

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