On what would have been her third record, Patty Waters explored what love might be. She confesses to not knowing exactly what it was at the dawn of her career; the voice here, originally recorded in 1970, takes on a sublime composure that battles the darkness of her debut, ‘Sings’ (1965). It is touching knowing that this slow-motion flood of joy came through shadowiness. The enigmatic patience of Waters’ piano playing sets a tone of consideration and knowingness. Between the despair in her early recordings and the jazz standard-years of the 90s, ‘You Loved Me’ sits cosily as a moment of crystalline reflection.
A favourite: ‘Touched By Rodin In A Paris Museum’
‘You Loved Me’ is out now via Cortizona.