Found treasure: Best known for writing the Ray Charles (and Joe Cocker) hits "Don't Set Me Free" and "Unchain My Heart," songwriter Bobby Sharp returns from the missing via two terrific albums.
Charming San Francisco Bay area jazz singer Natasha Miller elevates a set of vintage but previously unheard Sharp tunes to instant classic status on her beautifully performed and arranged set, "Don't Move" (Poignant, A). (Think simple, sublime songs of a Johnny Mercer or Harold Arlen caliber.)
The raspy voiced, 80-years-young Sharp also performs on his own, almost as fine debut (!) set, "The Fantasy Sessions" ( Poignant, B+).
JONATHAN TAKIFF - Philadelphia Daily News (Apr 24, 2006)