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  • (Vocal Jazz) Lauren Kinhan - Circle In A Square - 2014, MP3, 320

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    Lauren Kinhan / Circle In A Square-Жанр: Vocal JazzГод издания: 2014Аудиокодек: MP3Тип рипа: tracksБитрейт аудио: 320 kbpsПродолжительность: 01:03:38Наличие сканов в содержимом раздачи: нет-1. Circle in a Square (feat. Randy Brecker)2. Bear Walk (feat. Randy Brecker & Will Lee)3. Vanity's Paramour (feat. Donny McCaslin)4. The Deep Within (feat. Peter Eldridge & Joel Frahm)5. My Painted Lady Butterfly6. Another Hill To Climb7. Chasing The Sun (Feat. Romero Lubambo)8. I'm Lookin' for That Number (feat. Andy Ezrin)9. To Live or Die (feat. Andy Ezrin)10. Pocketful of Harlem (feat. Chuck Loeb)11. We're Not Going Anywhere Today (feat. Andy Ezrin)12. Chaussure's Complex (feat. Gary Versace)-

    Об исполнителе (группе)

    Vocalist and Composer Lauren Kinhan has been creating genre-merging music for years as evidenced on her CD’s, Avalon (E One 2010) and Hardly Blinking (2000) and her contributions to New York Voices’ many recordings. Her musical ideas shake up the traditional confines of jazz, pop and everything in between and offer instead, the listener an experience led by an accomplished creative and curious mind. Legendary Phil Ramone describes Lauren as a true songstress, “She is musical, lyrical, and really delivers vocally.” Her training in jazz and deep connection to soul music has developed a voice that is expressive and fearless while her love of prose keep her dreaming of ways to lead her listeners on different adventures. Christopher Loudon from Jazz Times says, “Sweet surprises lurk around every corner… shaping a pastiche that is hip, intelligent and vibrant.”
    Her third solo CD, tentatively titled Circle in a Square, is in production following a successful campaign she ran with the aid of Kickstarter’s fan funded business model. She has partnered with Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to produce the recording featuring the amazing talents of Ben Wittman (drums), Andy Ezrin (piano), Dave Finck (bass), and Will Lee (bass) for the underbelly. The project will also feature special guests like, Randy Brecker, Gil Goldstein, Romero Lubambo and Donny McAslin, to name a few. It’s another collection of her original songs with a wide range of stories and moods to be struck. She has also commissioned fine artists to depict some of the songs that will be featured in the packaging and the book of lead sheets. The artists are from her own family and immediate circle of friends and celebrate the impact these visionaries have had on her creative life. A tentative Summer 2013 release is the goal.
    Since 1992, Lauren has been a member of the Grammy Award winning New York Voices; a career that has taken her all over the world and allowed her to work with some of music’s greats like Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Bobby McFerrin, Paquito D’Rivera, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Ivan Lins and The Manhattan Transfer. NYV is celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2013 with three new projects, New York Voices Live at the Java Jazz Festival (DVD & CD), New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band(CD), and their long awaited Holiday CD, Let it Snow. Their ever growing list of programs keep them busy with world class symphonies and big bands and their successful education division has grown from offering individual Master Classes and Workshops while on the road to creating the annual New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp which attracts students of all ages and phases of life and from all over the world. This camp is hosted at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
    Her versatility as a composer is evidenced in her contributions to New York Voices CDs over the years, and co-founding two other super groups, Moss and JaLaLa. Moss, made up of Luciana Souza, Kate McGarry, Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge and Lauren, released their self-titled CD, Moss, in 2008 to rave reviews. In 2010, it was included in DownBeat’s ‘Best CDs of the 2000s’ issue. JaLaLa is short for Janis Siegel (The Manhattan Transfer), Laurel Massé (founding member of The Manhattan Transfer) and Lauren Kinhan, and they released their tribute to Johnny Mercer, That Old Mercer Magic, in 2009.
    Lauren’s debut solo project, Hardly Blinking, was produced by Phil Ramone, Frank Filipetti and Rob Mounsey and was mixed by Frank and Elliot Scheiner in 2000. It shows off the influence that Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell had on her early writing. The collection of songs were pulled directly from a live performance at the Bitter End in NYC that Phil Ramone attended and then signed her on the spot. Expect categories to be dashed with rock anthems sitting next to art pieces. “Ask Amelia,” I Saw Love Today,” and “Heaven and Earth” are particular high notes.
    In 2010, EOne Entertainment picked up Lauren’s sophomore CD, Avalon, which she co-produced withBen Wittman. Avalon incorporates more of her jazz background with her singer/songwriter predilection and takes a good look at the passage of time. It is a project rich with well crafted arrangements highlighting Lauren’s voice and writing, and features some of New York’s finest musicians: Romero Lubambo, Donny McAslin, Andy Ezrin, Kate McGarry, Peter Eldridge and Joel Frahm. On the track, “Here After,” Jonatha Brooke sings the duet while Rob Mounsey pens an exquisite string arrangement. The sophisticated and nuanced attention to detail is present throughout the recording. Jazziz publisher Michael Fagien says “I can’t stop listening to it. She mines deep reservoirs of emotion and experience throughout.”
    New York Voices share two Grammy awards for their featured work on Paquito D’Rivera’s Brazilian Dreams in 2003 and the Count Basie Orchestra’s Live at the Machester Craftsman Guild in 1997. They continue to use the choral canon as the backdrop for their voices as evidenced in their 2007 release, A Day Like This.
    You can hear Lauren’s voice on the multi-Grammy nominated Bobby McFerrin project VOCAbuLaireSand Ornette Coleman’s 1996 release Sound Museum, Three Women. She toured with Ornette, culminating with his 1997 Lincoln Center retrospective, “?Civilization” featuring Billie Higgins, Charlie Haden and Gerrie Allen. In 1996 Lauren and Japan’s rising star guitarist/producer Jiro Yoshida teamed up to release Guitar and the Moon. The stellar quartet, featuring Eddie Gomez, showcases her personal take on singing the standards.
    Lauren served on the Board of Governors for the Recording Academy’s NY Chapter from 2008-2010. She currently sits on the committees for Education, Jazz and Grammy Career Day. Teaching and mentoring are a big part of her schedule. She is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music.

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    Jazz Vocalist and Composer Lauren Kinhan crafts another intoxicating set of originals in Circle in a Square, mixing traditional with contemporary sonority's and collaborating with some of today's finest musicians; featuring Randy Brecker & Romero Lubambo.
    The first thing you notice is her voice, and then her savvy choices. Lauren Kinhan possesses a rare and beautiful instrument, tough and tender, clear and fine-grained in every register, whether she’s dipping down into husky chest tones or ascending into silvery head tones. With her glorious sound, she could sing anything and make it a memorable listening experience, but Kinhan is defining herself as an artist by creating her own material, making a compelling case that 21st century jazz singers can thrive outside the context of the American Songbook. Rooted in jazz’s improvisational imperative, she knows that you best celebrate the music by remaking it in your own image.
    Veteran vocalist and composer Lauren Kinhan is at the peak of her form as shown on her latest project, Circle in a Square. Partnered with the great engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner and seed money from a successful Kickstarter campaign, she has unleashed 12 exquisitely crafted songs that mean to push boundaries and buttons. “Beyond how effortlessly and beautifully Lauren sings, I was blown away by what a great songwriter she is,” Scheiner says. “Her songs will be considered standards in the future."
    Part of what makes Circle in a Square so revelatory is that it provides a rare 360 degree glimpse into Kinhan’s musical world. She wrote all the lyrics and almost all the music for every piece, and shaped each arrangement working with her core rhythm section of pianist/keyboardist Andy Ezrin and drummer Ben Wittman (the well-traveled Will Lee and David Finck divide bass duties). The steady personnel provides a cohesive feel throughout the album, while an all-star gallery of special guests contributes instrumental commentary and eloquent solos, such as Brazilian guitar great Romero Lubambo’s perfectly sculpted acoustic passage on the intricate, lyric-less “Chasing the Sun” and trumpet maestro Randy Brecker’s melodically charged passage on the title track.
    On the opening track Kinhan sings, “It’s a bird/It’s a plane”, but instead of a Superman sighting, she’s hailing music itself. Sounding like a cross between Donald Fagen and Joni Mitchell, the song captures the evocative power of a record spinning on a turntable with a finely etched lyric married to a seductive melody that embodies the very transportive power Kinhan describes. It’s a bravura performance, and everything that follows lives up to its implicit promise. She often makes brilliant use of contrasting musical elements, like the way the jagged piano figure sets off the long sinuous melody of “My Painted Lady Butterfly” (a song tied together by Joel Frahm’s serpentine soprano sax solo). She summons the intensity of a gospel singer on the deceptively languorous “Another Hill to Climb,” which initially sounds like an uplifting anthem but instead unfolds as a cautionary tale. Whether rapturously becalmed (“The Deep Within”), on the good-time prowl (“Pocketful of Harlem”), or tormented by the search for unknowable answers (“To Live or Die”), Kinhan turns each piece into a self-contained emotional narrative driven by her unerring musical taste.
    “Think of me as a horn player who sings a lyric or a dancer filling a phrase, a reedy voice that’s lived in, adventurous and unapologetic,” Kinhan says. “It all circles around living in the moment, telling a story and letting conventions be undressed and re-outfitted.”


    Lauren Kinhan:vocals; Andy Ezrin: Fender Rhodes; Ben Wittman: Drums & Percussion; Will Lee: Bass; Randy Brecker: Trumpet; Lauren Kinhan, Marlon Saunders, Ella Marcus: Background Vocals; David Finck: Bass; Joel Frahm: Soprano Saxophone; Sara Caswell: 1st Violin, Joseph Brent 2nd Violin; Lois Martin: Viola; Jody Redhage: Cello; Aaron Heick: Alto Flute; Romero Lubambo: Guitar; Donny McCaslin: Tenor Saxophone; John Bailey: Flugel Horn; Chuck Loeb: Guitar; Gary Versace: Accordion.
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