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Heart and Soul:
Live in San Francisco

Left Coast Life
Straight Up
With a Twist

Live at the
Jazz Workshop
in San Francisco




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Straight Up With A Twist

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Straight Up With A Twist, which features boundary-bending guest appearances by R & B legend Charles Brown and young trumpet phenomenon Roy Hargrove, lives up to its name by putting an electrifying new spin on 13 sparkling songs. Boasting a sound that bridges the foundations of the straight-ahead jazz tradition with the hippest innovations of the contemporary San Francisco, new jazz scene, Kitty now taps a surprising array of influences from the solid bedrock of Monk and Trane to the funky jazz of Ramsey Lewis, the jazzy funk of Gil Scott-Heron, with stops along the way to visit the Pygmy trumpets of the Congo, the Brazilian rainforest, New Orleans, Cuba, New York, Jamaica, Ghana, Detroit and Bombay. Infused with startling interpretive twists, subtle beauty, deep rhythms and sly humor, this provocative blend by the singer and her brilliant supporting cast of San Francisco Bay Area musicians,is a refreshing shot of something completely different. Guaranteed groovalicious!



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