Magazine article Herizons

Imaginings

Magazine article Herizons

Imaginings

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HILARY GRIST

IMAGININGS

Independent

REVIEW BY CINDY FIUPENKO

Cabaret cool meets ethereal pop, then gets completely subjugated by the wittiest lyrics to recent memory - welcome to Hilary Grist and her new CD, Imaginings. Grist is best known as a CBC artist, as national radio is one of the few places her brand of eclectic pop fits.

A grad of the highly acclaimed Capuano University Jazz Program, on her fourth album she's finally working with a producer who loves her, literally. Imaginings is produced by her new husband, Mike Southworth. Playing drums, a plethora of guitars and percussion, Southworth is also the second half of what is effectively a duo. Recorded in part in the apartment occupied by the multi-talented, multi-instrumental Grist-Southworths, Imaginings' production values are excellent.

The one flaw here may be the album's musical diversity. By the middle of the album, any listener will have it figured out: Grist is a flexible, extremely talented and intelligent artist who's impressed us with a cornucopia of skills. …

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