LORI WILLIAMS’ recent ‘Out Of The Box’ album was widely praised right across the soul media and rightly so. The jazz chanteuse slipped out of “her box” to present a smooth and sophisticated soul set that satisfied at all levels.
One of the album’s key cuts was the Sade-esque ‘Hold On’ and the tune has just won remix status from the album co-producer – top smooth jazz piano man Bob Baldwin. Bob also wrote the tune and helping him put a new spin on it is veteran trumpet man Tom Browne. There are two new tweaks – “global” and a slightly more chilled out one – imaginatively called “global; chill”… both quite lovely and a tribute to Baldwin’s production skills, Brown’s flugelhorn artistry and Lori’s wonderful vocals.