Singer/songwriter Rondi Charleston’s follow up to her highly acclaimed IN MY LIFE, exceeds the standard of vocal beauty set on that release. With WHO KNOW WHERE THE TIME GOES, Charleston’s debut for Motema Records, her stunning vocals are accompanied by such great jazz luminaries as Dave Stryker, label mate Lynne Arriale on piano, James Genus on bass, Mayra Casales on congas, Clarence Penn on drums and Brandon McCune on piano. Arriale also wrote the music for several of the original songs including ‘Your Spirit Lingers,’ ‘Dance of the Time,’ ‘Land of Galilee,’ and ‘Song for the Ages,’ ‘ lyrics were written by Rondi Charleston. This album shows Rondi’s excellence as a vocalist with the ability to convincingly tell the story behind the song. The key word being convincing because of her heartfelt phrasing and emotional nuance. The songs of this recording are excellent vehicles for Charleston’s voice because of her beautiful alto range, warm lucid tones and timbral richness. You are sure to enjoy this memorable offering from one of the best new voices on the jazz scene in many years. Buy it today.

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