Arbra Hill Taste Test

Abra Hill created a sweet little six song rock’n’roll jazz ditty that will probably be comfortable in both a pop and jazz listener’s record collection. The dual female vocals of Lisa Saunders and Mariana Canadas are reminiscent of a less punked out Dance Hall Crashers, where palm-muted guitars have been replaced by perky bass lines. Besides a few rough spots in "Boxer” and "Ida,” where the vocals seem to be really out of pitch, the songs all have a quirky indie pop attitude that is really charming. The highlight on the album is when guitarist Andrew Morden takes over the vocal duties. (Independent)