The Jessica Stuart Few: Kid Dream
The title track from her recently released album
|Toronto’s Jessica Stuart has hit her groove – while the surging rhythms are clearly rooted in the improvisational give-and-take of modern jazz and progressive folk, suffice it to say, you’ve never heard anything quite like The Jessica Stuart Few.
A uniquely gifted guitarist equally adept on koto (a 13-string traditional Japanese floor harp), Stuart cites as influences Stereolab, Led Zeppelin (really), Stevie Wonder, and Joni Mitchell. Those choices may initially seem difficult to reconcile if not completely incongruous, but that’s probably why Stuart currently performs in five other bands at last count, when not singing with either of her two choirs. Evidently, it’s all been leading up to The Jessica Stuart Few’s totally enchanting Kid Dream album