martes, 24 de marzo de 2015

Rachel Caswell CD Release Show "All I Know” @ The Bar Next Door...

Rachel Caswell
CD Release Show
"All I Know”
@ The Bar Next Door
Mon, Apr 20th
8:30 & 10:30 pm

Rachel Caswell, vocals
Dave Stryker, guitar
Linda Oh, bass

Bar Next Door
131 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 529-5945
Artist Website:
Release Date: APRIL 7, 2015
UP Code: 700261419275

Track listing, track times 
1. Sometimes I’m Happy Caesar/Youmans/Grey 4:03 
2. You Don’t Know What Love Is Raye/de Paul 4:18 
3. For All We Know Lewis/Coots 6:10 
4. I Fall In Love Too Easily Cahn/Styne 4:01 
5. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) Simon 3:29 6. Tell Him I Said Hello Canning/Hegner 4:06 
7. If I Should Lose You Robin/Rainger 3:54 
8. All I Know Webb 2:46 
9. De-Dah Hope 2:46 
10. Agua de Beber Jobim/Gimbel/de Moraes 3:08 
11. I’ve Never Been In Love Before Loesser 4:01 
12. One For My Baby Arlen/Mercer 3:47 
Musicians: Rachel Caswell, vocals
Dave Stryker, guitar (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11)
Jeremy Allen, bass (tracks 2, 5, 7, 10, 12)
 All I Know, is that Rachel Caswell is a tremendous musician who sings beautifully. In this duo setting each with Dave and Jeremy, Rachel’s creative interaction is truly equal. She has no place to hide, and she is clearly in control, comfortable, and relaxed. Her tone is gorgeous and her pitch is, simply, sensational! Rachel’s rendering of each tune is engaging throughout her program. BRAVO —Rufus Reid, Jazz Bassist/Composer
Rachel is a wonderful singer with a deep feeling and a fantastic improvisational talent complimented by a lovely rich sound. —Sheila Jordan, Jazz Vocalist
The duet is one of the most enduring formats in jazz, offering unique challenges and great artistic rewards to both musicians and listeners. In jazz duos, cooperation and communication appear in their purest form. Both musicians must retain their individuality but also let their collaborator shine. The continuous give-and-take requires that each partner knows the other’s style intimately so they can trust the other when taking a musical detour. Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver started the trend in December 1924 when they recorded “King Porter Stomp” and “Tom Cat” and the format has been embraced by jazz musicians ever since. Although instrumentalists were the first to take up the duet, many vocalists also embraced the form including Ella Fitzgerald (with Ellis Larkins and Joe Pass), Nancy King (with Glen Moore), and Sheila Jordan (with Harvie S and Cameron Brown). It is a major step when a jazz musician releases an entire album of duets and Rachel Caswell is clearly ready for such an album. 
Born into a musical family, Rachel studied jazz and cello at Indiana University and vocal jazz at the New England Conservatory of Music. Through studies with renowned musicians including John McNeil, David Baker, Dominque Eade, Carol Sloane, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Jay Clayton, and Sheila Jordan, Rachel developed her sense of interpretation and phrasing while her knowledge of jazz harmony grew more profound. She regularly performs with her sister, violinist Sara Caswell, and they’ve recorded together on several occasions including on their joint release Alive in the Singing Air (with Fred Hersch on piano).
With the release of All I Know, many listeners will have their first exposure to the music of Rachel Caswell and there’s little doubt that this album will appeal to a wide audience. Rachel thrives in the duo setting and the blend she creates with Stryker and Allen clearly follows in the tradition of the great jazz duets of the past with an ear to the future.


No hay comentarios:

Publicar un comentario