Kristin Korb "What's Your Story?" in its 21st week on the chart!
Kristin Korb "What's Your Story?" in its 18th week on the chart!
Kristin Korb "What's Your Story?" in its 16th week on the chart!
Kristin Korb "What's Your Story?" holding steady for two weeks at No. 33.
Kristin Korb "What's Your Story?" No. 20 on the JazzWeek Charts!
Kristin Korb "What's Your Story?" No. 39 on the JazzWeek Charts!
Kristin Korb "What's Your Story?" No. 33 on the JazzWeek Charts!
Kristin Korb "What's Your Story?" No. 44 on the JazzWeek Charts!
Kristin Korb "What's Your Story?" No. 50 on the JazzWeek Charts!
"Though many a fine bassist - Jay Leonhart, John Miller and Clipper Anderson among them - occasionally sings, Kristin Korb numbers among the rare few who excel at both." - Christopher Loudon - Jazz Times Magazine
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Live Review - Hildener Jazztag in Germany
May 29, 2013
Kristin Korb is the Esperanza Spalding of mainstream jazz. The Danish bassist and vocalist Kristin presented songs from her new CD production "What's Your Story?" Stylistically Kristin is swinging, groovy mainstream jazz, influenced by musicians such as Ray Brown and Charles Mingus and the vocal tradition of Sarah Vaughan or Ella Fitzgerald.Kristin was accompanied by Martin Sasse (piano) and the director of the festival, drummer Peter Baumgartner, the first time the festival opened with a musician this year.
Photos: Bernd Zimmermann, Zbigeniew Lewandowski
Read the full review here: http://nrwjazz.net/reviews/2013/05/hilden1/hilden1.html
Album review by Joe Woodard
May 9, 2013
For those as-yet uninitiated into the world of Kristin Korb, listening to her new album “What’s Your Story?” may feed deceptive assumptions. One might admire the understated, limber vocal work and tasteful improvisational ventures beyond the tune itself, and the well-known and expectation-fulfilling attributes of guitarist Bruce Forman and drummer Jeff Hamilton. But wait, the inquiring, uninitiated mind wants to know, who’s that bassist? Yes, that would be Ms. Korb, the rare jazz bassist-vocalist who handles both tasks, concurrently, with aplomb and artistry. She inspires double-take effects that she may be weary of by now: this is what she does and who she is by now, after all. But the surprise factor may be gradually shifting, given the popularity and double-taking virtuosity of another jazz bass-voice wizard, Esperanza Spalding. For the right kind of multi-tasking talent, the mix can really sing.
On Monday night, Ms. Korb returns to SOhO for a show on the heels of her fine new album, released on her own aptly-named Double K label. Although she spent many years honing and developing in Los Angeles, studying and playing with Ray Brown after initial classical studies with Bertram Turetzky at UC San Diego, her travel planning is more complicated now, as she relocated to Denmark after marrying a Dane.
Joining her at the SOhO show is the cast from the new record, and what a cast: both Mr. Forman and Mr. Hamilton— part of the Clayton Hamilton Big Band power train and long a part of Ray Brown’s trio— are among the top West Coast-based jazz players. As heard on the new album, the trio works empathetically as an interactive unit, with a common goal in mind and a way of organically engaging in dialogue.
Although nobody would argue that the album is a fine example of solid, swinging mainstream jazz, refreshingly, the song choice on “What’s Your Story?” swerves around the usual suspects in the standards repertoire. As if in sly manipulation of the standards issue, the best-known “real book” standard here, “Green Dolphin Street,” arrives in our ears in the form of just her voice and bass, each task handled with expressive elan.
She does take on, as a kind of quasi-title theme and central musical question, “What’s Your Story Morning Glory,” in a slow, bluesy way. She waxes sultry and “Poinciana-” esque exotic on “Flamingo” and eases into up-tempo swing and tangle-tongued lyrics on “Them There Eyes,” with a guitar solo from Mr. Forman leading into a smooth-scatting Ms. Korb, and the brushes-wielding Mr. Hamilton.
In medium swing mode, she finds her sashaying, easy-does-it groove on Cole Porter’s “Don’t Fence Me In” and “Red Wagon,” and she gets artfully torchy on the balladic “Moments like This,” a short beauty of a track, backed only by Mr. Forman. Closing the song set in a moody midnight mood, the bassist-vocalist starts out “I Wanna Be Loved” by her not-so-lonesome lonesome, with guitar and drums easing into the sonic picture.
“What’s Your Story?” continues the story of a straight ahead double treat in jazz, from SoCal to Denmark and occasionally back again.
April 25, 2013
"Bass players will take note of Korb’s mesmerizing solo bass and voice arrangement of “Green Dolphin Street.” With intricate syncopations in the bass and vocal parts, one might think the bassist has two brains." - Kevin Johnson
Read online here: http://bit.ly/ZPPAQW
April 9, 2014
"Korb’s singing, impressive from the time of her first recording with her mentor Ray Brown, has increased assurance, a knowing use of inflection and flawless intonation in the upper register. Her bass playing is in the Brown tradition; clean, tough, in tune and rhythmically irresistible. Her solo on “Green Dolphin Street” is a high point."
"This could be a candidate for vocal album of the year. But, then, there’s that bass playing." - Doug Ramsey - Rifftides
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Storytime with Kristin Korb
Singer and Bassist Plays SOhO on Monday, May 13
Joe Miller catches up with Kristin in this interview.
Kristin Korb was naturally drawn to the instrument that ‘drives the band’
May 9, 2013
Entertain Me (blog)
An interview by Michael Shinafelt May 10, 2013
Jazz Hot Kristin Korb: "What's Your Story"?
is sure to be one of the year's best sounding jazz albums." - J.T. Reyes
March 1, 2013