Lizz Wright - SaltIn the wake of Norah Jones’ chart-topping, jazz labels are seeking singers with greater crossover potential. Wright, who blends r&b, folk and especially gospel, could be the next break out artist. She covers a traditional gospel number, an ill-advised song from The Wiz and such jazz standards as Mongo Santamaria’s gorgeous “Afro Blue.” But Wright’s soulful alto shines brightest on her own compositions, including the sensual “Fire,” the spiritual “Silence” and the memorable title track. That’s the Wright stuff.


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