Acclaimed for her intricate storytelling and personal phrasing, Miss King earnestly moves the non-jazz appetite while at the same time fulfilling the hopes of the intellect. Those of us still hashing out the sea — tales of Ella, Billie, Sarah, and Carmen become quiet with just a few notes from this new soul of post-Bop.

Katie is no traditionalist or a charlatan of any Bop. Her poignant and arresting style is instant proof of the characteristics she’s mastered, the elements she braves, and the inner ground she seeks. A major root of her journey is the understanding of risk.