Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

MANY PATHS * SAMANTHA 7.(Music)

Many Paths

Cathryn McGill and Stu MacAskie

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7-8 tonight at Borders Books & Music, Winrock Center, and at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at El Farol, 808 Canyon Road, Santa Fe

This album, which was just re-released, shows off the team of vocalist Cathryn McGill and keyboardist Stu MacAskie at their best especially as performers, but also as composers and arrangers.

Taken together, the 11 songs on "Many Paths" (Millennium Music) represent a call for a reaffirmation of life regardless of one's spiritual bent.

The urgings in the lyrics are attractively conveyed in diverse, inviting styles.

The cuts "Today," "State of Grace" and "Every Moment" have an inspired gospel flavor that occasionally dips into a funky vein. …

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