Monday, May 12, 2014

Advance Buzz On The New Mindi Abair - Heed The Buzz!
“Mindi Abair is probably the coolest, sexiest, most down to earth and talented saxophone players in recent history. She’s graced arenas across the world with some of rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest players (cough, cough -- the Boss) and she’s done it all with style. With blonde flowing hair matching that shiny gold sax at her hip, Abair has an undeniable presence in the music industry.”
Broward-Palm Beach New Times
“For this project, Abair brings along some musical heavyweights that include Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Jim Peterik (Ides of March/Survivor), Waddy Wachtel, Max Weinberg and even an emotional duet with the legendary Gregg Allman. By capturing raw emotion, power and synergy, Abair delivers an album unlike any she’s ever done. Wild Heart is definitely not your father’s jazz record, nor one that you sit down with over a glass of wine. Rather, it’s an album to rock out to and savor.”
“While not completely shying away from the infectious melodic pop vibe that has driven some of her best loved hits like her breakthrough ‘Lucy’s,’ ‘Flirt,’ ‘True Blue’ and ‘Bloom,’ Abair’s recent collaborations with rockers inspired her to amp up the power and play with abandon on her seventh album, the perfectly titled Wild Heart. While alternately keeping her horn and always-charming vocals front and center, she invites some high caliber musical talent to the party, all of whom help her take her artistry to the next level: Trombone Shorty, Gregg Allman, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, Max Weinberg, famed sessions guitarist Waddy Wachtel and others.”
Jazz Monthly
“Overall, Mindi Abair offers something for everyone on this exceptional program.”
Sounds of Timeless Jazz
“This is the Mindi Abair release we have been waiting for!” *****
“Abair’s sax growls, grunts and grinds like it’s a smoky joint in Lafayette, Louisiana, with more gristle than a T-Bone steak at The Pantry.”
Jazz Weekly