Adventures in Your Own Backyard - DOMINO/SECRET CITY
FILTER Grade: 79%
By A.D. Amorosi on May 2, 2012
If Jeff Buckley had been given the time to shine more of his jazz, off-kilter leanings, the late singer-songwriter might have sounded like the brave, bold Patrick Watson does at this moment. Not that the Canadian Watson and his stalwart ensemble (bassist Mishka Stein, guitarist Simon Angell, drummer Robbie Kuster) bebop until they drop—there’s simply a gentle swing to Watson’s woeful, unavoidably Buckley-esque warble, containing an epic elegance worthy of the most intimate of adventures.