Thursday, June 01, 2006

Gregory Hickman-Williams- Good Morning Heartache



















The heartache is gone.

What a voice! Passages is the new release by Kansas City-based vocalist Gregory Hickman-Williams. As I suggest in my review of the album, those tiring of Johnny Hartman's collaboration with John Coltrane finally have something fresh to enjoy. It's available for sale at at CD Baby.

2 comments:

Lee said...

That's quite a set of pipes. I have to wonder if the recording industry, such as it is, even knows what to do with such a voice these days. This is a voice for a big room, which makes it scary for the poor microphone. Hence the regrettable but probably inevitable decision to move the mic back from him on what is a very intimate song (and why Billie Holiday's treatment has left such a stamp on it).

Among my first thoughts on listening to the track was that I would love to hear this fellow live. So I was distresed to read your patchcord review and hear about his health situation. Here's to a quick recovery and a gig in a great room.

Happy In Bag said...

Lee, the thoughtful insights of a pro are most appreciated. I love this recording; it's intentionally a very unique outing. GHW's talent is so remarkable that you're forced to ponder alternate strategies.