Soprano Marlissa Hudson’s debut CD with pianist Peter Henderson, featuring works by Margaret Bonds, Mark Hayes, Fred Onovwerosuoke, as well as Mendelssohn and Puccini. “Must-have CD, of a glimpse into a model chamber music concert by remarkable artists…”
Ms. Hudson’s golden voice is incredible. Her control and range are just a joy to listen to. She is the type of classic soprano that Mozart dreamed of! I wasn’t sure what to expect with an operatic soprano applying her voice to jazz crossover and spiritual selections but I was wowed! She brings a new, refreshing dimension to traditional spirituals. A true classical music lover of multiple genres will delight in all that this album has to offer. The musical arrangements are a joy as well. Ms. Hudson’s amazing talent easily transitions from genre to genre making the listener flow from one work into the other without any auditory disruption. Kudos to Peter Henderson’s deft piano playing! His accompaniment is brilliant and well paced. A++++
Marlissa’s voice is beautiful, rich and elegant. She tells a story through her voice and gently leads the listener throughout. A God-given talent she has!
Original Release Date: January 10, 2011 Label: Amp Records, a division of African Music Publishers