Reviews of the Curtis Stigers album, Real Emotional. Read what “the experts” are saying.
Christopher Louden, Jazz Times
If voices, like wines, had noses, Curtis Stigers’ would be dusky oak with hints of Willie Nelson, Harry Nilsson, Ray Charles and Matt Dennis. It’s a voice that’s at once young and old, tender and tough, warm and inviting as a caress, yet sturdy as a firm handshake. Here, as always, Stigers works in tandem with keyboardist, accordionist, vibraphonist, arranger and co-producer Larry Goldings, a partnership that remains as musically rewarding as that between Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood.