Prisoner of Time
Rose Bond has a rare gift for eerily intimate folk songs and melancholy narratives delivered in an emotional understated voice. With the aid of guitarist John Allen, bassist Edgar Henderson, and percussionist Emille Lattimer, she has crafted a compelling, wistful CD which echoes early Joni Mitchell crossed with a particulary pensive Emmy-lou Harris. 'You better run' blends haunting flute passages with a compelling bass motif. On 'Ithaca', Bond waxes deep-blue about love lost, and in 'Canal Street' she observes the transient nature of life. A gorgeous interpretation of Gershwin's 'Summertime' offers a hint of what her jazz band 'The Allen Street Jazz Band' has to offerond,Allen,Henderson, and Dave Phillips on drums with their moody interpretations of jazz standards.