Toni Price – Low Down and Up

When Low Down and Up was released the word on the street was, “Toni’s gone jazzy.” And while this album certainly has a jazz element to it, it’s just the natural extension of an artist hitting her full stride and embellishing her core elements of blues, country, rock, R&B, funk and soul. Featuring the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John on piano on his own composition “Remember Me,” and including “Why is Love Like That” and the masterpiece “Comes Love,” the jazz genre is well represented here.

As the All Music Review by Cub Koda said at the time. “On this 1999 outing Austin blues diva Toni Price brings her formidable chops to bear on a delightful batch of tunes new and old. With brand-name players aboard like Johnny Gimble, Casper Rawls, and Champ Hood handling the majority of the guitar work and Ian McLagen and Dr. John making guest turns on keyboards, the band positively swings on every cut. On this outing, she elegantly negotiates her way through jazz (“Come Love”), country (“Don’t You Think I Feel It Too?”), New Orleans blues (“Remember Me”), and flat-out rock & roll (“Feel Like Cryin'”), sounding like she has all the time in the world on every track. An album that deserves a much wider hearing.”

AllMusic Review – Low Down and Up by Cub Koda

Low Down and Up (1999)

Low Down and Up (1999)

Low Down and Up (1999)

Low Down and Up (1999)

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