CD Reviews For: Joice Walton’s "My Perfect Storm"


  • "Pop this album into your player, top off your glass of wine, embrace your honey, and float away. Most of these songs are quiet lounge tunes; mellow and aptly handled by Walton with an excellent cast of backup performers, especially Walter John Bankovitch (who also produced this album) on piano. On this recording, she shares jazz and R&B, with a little blues. She mixes six numbers she co-wrote with classics in a languorous style. The title song, My Perfect Storm, with Tony Baker performing well on guitar, have this calm, dreamy attitude. Estate (Astarte in Italian) is an ode to summer. Walton smoothly handles it in English then switches to Italian halfway through. Be Anything, But Darling Be Mine, notably covered by Sarah Vaughan, has a line any of us would love to hear: "If you love me, everything’s OK." In the liner notes, Walton describes her lyrics as "straight from my heart—this by way of experiences of falling in love, love lost, and well . . . looking back with a little pay back, all with the anticipation of exciting new adventures." Walton invites you to join her." —Robert Feuer, Living Blues Magazine

  • "Vocalist Joice Walton’s new CD, MY PERFECT STORM, is exciting and accessible. Ms. Walton brings passion and energy to her vocals. She has an outstanding group of musicians—including pianist/producer Walter Bankovitch, bassist Jeff Chambers—that provide the perfect background in which Joice can bring her stories."
    –Denny Berthiaume, Pianist, San Francisco, CA


  • "Modern, but classic and timeless is how I would describe Joice Walton’s music. Her album is superb to listen to as an activity or to relax or for events and parties. She has a timeless voice that speaks of life’s experiences good and bad. This is definitely not an album to sleep on."  –Jermaine Hamilton, Studio Circle Recording, San Mateo, CA


  • "The first thing that came to mind was a resemblance to Sarah Vaughan.  I hear sophistication, style and class."  –William-Bill Wilson, Billtown Blues Notes, Williamsport, PA

  • "Joice is in the relentless pursuit and exploration for creative expression, while looking for the Perfect Storm.  We think she’s on track.  Now listen to her latest work “My Perfect Storm”, GOOOOD STUFF!, and take a trip into the world of The Evolution of the Blues.  Now, let’s dance!" -Afrikahn Jamal Davys.  KKUP 94.1fm JaZzline INSTITUTE

  • "The variety of your material and the inclusion of so many of your original pieces was impressive. I loved the Chickens Come Home To Roost blues best".  -Faye Carol, Vocalist, Recording Artist, Berkeley, CA

  • "I like the music, production and package." –Dawan Muhammed, Life Force Jazz Records