Review by Willard Maus
She can sing
torch songs, down-home blues, pop ballads and spiritual anthems. Her name
is Halie Loren and she is a multi-tasking marvel, as evidenced by the
twelve tunes on her new CD, BUTTERFLY BLUE, which was recently released
by Justin Time Records.
two extended songs for the CD, Yellow Bird and Butterfly, both of which
deal with change and rebirth-ideas which she explores in a tender,
exquisitely beautiful way, keeping a jazz beat going to underscore her
poetic images and thoughts. Loren also co-wrote (with the late Larry Wayne
Clark) Danger In Loving You, a fiery ballad about a woman whos willing
to risk everything, even a broken heart, for love. Joe Freuen backs her
up with a stirring gut-bucket trombone solo.