NASHVILLE SCENE – Lunchtime Jazz

September 5th, 2009

TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING Review - by Michael McCall

Anna WIlson's languid, contemporary jazz stands out for two reasons:  her voice, with its sweet-yet-husky tone and elegant phrasing, and her original songs, as rich and stylish as the standards on which most other young jazz singers must rely.  On Wilson's recent album, Time Changes Everything, her songwriting is her ace in the hole, with tunes like "That's What Lovers Do" and the title cut sounding like timeless Cole Porter classics.  With help from her husband and producer, Monty Powell, Wilson is a good example of how nashville's focus on songcraft need not be limited to commercial country music.