"Ms. Parks has a rich and creamy voice, strong intonation and diction, and a highly developed sense of drama and phrasing. These performances communicate a clear understanding of the relationship between text and music in both the spirituals and the songs. She also illuminates the differences between the genres without erecting an artificial aesthetic wall between them. This debut [CD] reveals Karen Parks as an artist to keep an eye on."
-Steve Hicken, Sequenza 21/