"Speak Low" by Bari Hyman is a classic Jazz album that puts you right in front of the fireplace with a glass of Brandy. Bari's voice is earthy, rich and her lyrics are delivered gently with a touch of flair. The band behind her is top-notch and there is no shortage of sounds with 7 different instruments to tickle your ear drums. The arrangements are classic and yet innovative. Highlights are the opener "Moonlight in Vermont," which displays the full sound of the band with a high-energy, all inclusive arrangement. The title track "Speak Low," is the most naked of all the tracks and showcases Bari's beautiful voice. "It's Magic" features some beautiful guitar work along with another fine vocal performance. If you enjoy female jazz vocalists you'll like this one.
-William and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team