Interview with Patti Austin

Share this article

    From the stirring, gospel-flavored intro of her inspiring reading of Des'ree's 1994 hit "You Gotta Be" to the final bars of a highly distinctive, ethereal and moody remake of the Depeche Mode staple,"Enjoy The Silence," Patti Austin has created what is destined to be another musical gem in a catalog that, at last count, consists of seventeen albums and dozens of guest appearances.

    Sound Advice, Patti's eighteenth set, showcases this GRAMMY®-winning, internationally-popular entertainer doing what she does best, using her innate ability as a superb lyrical interpreter to touch, move, inspire and connect with music lovers globally. Whether it's breathing new life into such classics as Frank Sinatra's evergreen "My Way" (delivered in an intimate, almost understated and tender manner with piano accompaniment from the renowned Shelly Berg) and Bill Withers' classic "Lean On Me" (with its rousing climatic build) or shining a new musical light on Brenda Russell's "A Little Bit Of Love" and The Jacksons' "Give It Up" (from the 1980 LP, Triumph which she notes is "my homage to my brother Michael Jackson), Patti Austin is at her brilliant vocal best.


    Click Here for the full interview at