Christina Watson

REVIEWS

"One of the year's best jazz releases from a Nashville artist is Christina Watson's new CD A Flower Truly Blue. It showcases her distinctive, rangy voice on standards, blues and ballads, and contains outstanding support from an all-star lineup that includes pianist Pat Coil (former music director for the great vocalist Carmen McRae), bassist Craig Nelson, drummer Bob Mater, saxophonist Jeff Coffin and trombonist Oscar Utterstrom. It also contains four cuts co-written by Green Daniel and Watson. While Watson has classical training, her voice has the flexibility and flair to perform any type of material, and A Flower Truly Blue reaffirms the potential displayed on her 2004 debut All About Love.

-- Ron Wynn
Nashville City Paper


Nashville-based jazz chanteuse Christina Watson is a find for any fan of vocal jazz. With her debut cd, All About Love, she exhibits amazing range and stylistic dexterity reminiscent of Diana Krall. Her self-penned "Half Moon" is a highlight of the disc.

-- Last.fm


"I enjoyed All About Love very much. I don't think you should have a problem getting people to recognize your talent."

-- Kevin Mahogany
Jazz Vocalist


"[All About Love is] a sparkling debut... [Christina Watson's] voice is warm and seductive, like draping yourself in the soothing embrace of a snuggly blanket on a crisp fall day. ...[She's] a talented songwriter... Put her in the same league as Norah Jones and Diana Krall--she's that good, from her first scat to her last yearning note. Her fresh interpretations of songs previously recorded by others will likely draw comparisons to Eva Cassidy."

-- A fan in Cincinnati


"Alluring...Christina Watson's striking sound, vast range and great sense of swing make her current CD All About Love a delight!"

-- Ron Wynn
Nashville City Paper


"Christina Watson is a promising new talent who is blessed with a naturally pleasing voice. Her debut release, All About Love, already shows a maturity that normally comes much later in one's career."

-- Cedric Dent
Grammy Award Winner
and member of internationally
acclaimed vocal group Take 6


"Pitch is not a problem for Christina Watson on her debut CD. She starts with "In A Sentimental Mood" that becomes the show number for the group. After an introduction with the horns, she comes in with a fiery and quick, wordless improvisation. …. The trombonist Oscar Utterström plays a solo in a rhythmic and open style. Watson […] is technically skilled and phrases well. In the promo material I can see that she has written “Half Moon,” which is one of the better numbers. She also has a Swedish song, Lisa Nillson's "Säg det igen." The group displays an ambitious drive throughout, which is very pleasing."

-- Bertil Sundin
Orkester Journalen—Om Jazz
July / August 2005
(Translated from Swedish by Oscar Utterström)


"Thanks for sending All About Love our way. It's wonderful and will get much play here!"

-- Greg Lee
Program Director
WMOT 89.5 FM
Murfreesboro, TN


"Actually it's all about good jazz, good musical choices, & good vocalise!! Jazz singer Christina Watson flaunts her vocal virtuosity with the tight group she has chosen to bolster her talents. There's a certain sensuous romanticism in Christina's 'giving forth' as it were which attracts us to her vocal abilities. Her enriching repertory inspires us to explore more her inventive phrasing & subtle interpretation, Go for it people!!"

-- George W. Carroll
The Musicians' Ombudsman


"I have loved every minute listening to Christina Watson's All About Love album. The music community is blessed to have her and we hope we can keep her here. The vocal is stunning...the girl is beautiful...the music is wonderful. Buy the album. As a writer, you'll never make a better investment."

-- Chuck Chellman
former president of the Tennessee
Jazz & Blues Society and founder/writer
of international publication
Parade of Stars E-news


"I have been an audio engineer for 34 years. The industry has gone through many changes. When I listen to a CD, I must wonder what is real and what is Pro-tools. This is an amazing recording and Ms Watson's vocal are equal to Diana Krall. I praise the people that accomplished this. Sonically excellent. Thanks to whoever knows how to put out real music."

-- Stan D.
Nashville, TN