Sublime yet bluesy, Hoyes proves the ideal vehicle for this material, a singing instrumentalist.
Jazziz Magazine Editor's Choice
All of these songs - some of Ellington's most poignant - are included on Hoyes's album. They fit her like a pair of opera gloves.
On a Turquoise Cloud is an album that allows the spectacular soprano vocalist to soar, leaving no aspect of her individuality behind —a personal triumph and a breakthrough in the fusion of jazz and classical music.
One of the best albums of the year.
Like the sanctified jazz expressions of Duke Ellington (the Sacred Concerts), John Coltrane ("A Love Supreme") and Dave Brubeck ("The Gates of Justice"), among others, Marsalis' "The Abyssinian Mass" stands as a monumental opus...
Howard Reich, Chicago Sun Tribune