BETTY BUCKLEY – STORY SONGS
For her Story Songs concerts as well as this CD, Buckley was joined by renowned multi-Grammy nominated jazz pianist Christian Jacob, her longtime musical director and arranger. A celebrated interpreter with an eclectic taste for music from all genres, Buckley shares a collection of songs that range from Radiohead to theater greats Stephen Schwartz and Jason Robert Brown. Also included are works by the next generation of exciting young theater composers, such as Joe Iconis. Buckley has been hailed as “wonderful” by the New York Times, “stellar” by Rolling Stone, “mesmerizing” by the Los Angeles Times, and “excellent” by London Express, in addition to other raves. Features 20 tracks and includes: Cassandra; High And Dry; How Long Has This Been Going On; Old Flame; and Bird On A Wire.
KEVIN EUBANKS – EAST WEST TIME LINE
Since his 18-year tenure as guitarist and music director of TV’s The Tonight Show Band ended in 2010, Philadelphia-born guitarist, composer Kevin Eubanks has been on a creative roll. On East West Time Line, Eubanks explores the chemistry he maintains with musicians on both coasts. His distinctive fingerstyle approach to the instrument is in the service of tunes that run the stylistic gamut from urgent swingers to introspective ballads to Latin-tinged numbers and some get-down Philly funk. “We combined both vibes on this recording - the kind of Latin vibe of Los Angeles and the straight-up swinging vibe of New York.” Tracks include: Watercolors; Poet; Carnival; Something About Nothing; Take The Coltrane; Captain Señor Mouse; Cubano Chant; What’s Going On; and My One And Only Love.
MONICA DA SILVA – SOLDADO DE AMOR (SOLDIER OF LOVE)
"Soldado de Amor", which da Silva co-wrote with her brother Bruce Driscoll (Freedom Fry, Blondfire), was produced by Bruce Driscoll, along with longtime collaborator Chad Alger (Complicated Animals). The track was inspired by the vintage “marchinhas” (marches) and popular samba songs of Brazilian Carnival, and features the haunting vocals that da Silva is known for. Soldado de Amor is set to for release on March 31st, 2017. The song is now being featured on the BBC Drama “The Replacement”, and will soon be included on da Silva’s new album, a follow up to her debut album “Brasilissima”. Da Silva’s music has been featured on The World Cup, TED, Ibiza Beats, and Putumayo World Music’s “Brazilian Beat”. She also writes and releases music with guitarist and producer Chad Alger, as the Indie duo Complicated Animals. Credits: Written by Monica da Silva and Bruce Driscoll (Freedom Fry). Vocals: Monica da Silva, Bruce Driscoll Guitar: Bruce Driscoll Drums & Percussion: Chad Alger (Complicated Animals) Mixed by Chad Alger, Bruce Driscoll Mastered by Yoad Nevo. www.monicadasilva.com