BEHIND THE GROOVE//Lizz Wright Wants Your “Fellowship”Published by L. Michael Gipson on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 8:59 am.
Proving she may be one of the most versatile performers of her time, Verve Forecast artist Lizz Wright returns Sept. 14th with Fellowship, her first gospel and inspirational set. The smoldering-voiced jazz and pop chanteuse is joined on her faithwalk by Angelique Kidjo, Me’shell N’Degeocello, Joan as Policewoman, Dr. Bernice Reagon (Sweet Honey In The Rock founder) and long-time collaborator Singer/Songwriter/Producer Toshi Reagon for an album that includes such standards as “Amazing Grace” and the Caravan’s “Sweeping Through The City.”
The set will also include more unexpected fare like Eric Clapton’s “Presence of The Lord” and Jimi Hendrix’s “In From The Storm,” as well as several originals. Fans of Wright’s critically-acclaimed debut, Salt; and her most recent project, The Orchard; should find plenty to hum and sway to.