After Dark

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Halie Loren conceives a new style of jazz singer on her fourth album, After Dark. While the lively alto is not averse to putting her own stamp on evergreens like "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "In a Sentimental Mood," her conception also extends to songs borrowed from various branches of the pop
ock era including folk-rock singer/songwriters (Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" and Joni Mitchell's "Carey"), pop/R&B (Stevie Wonder's "Happier Than the Morning Sun"), and country-pop (Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe"). She is also willing to take on material closely associated with notable interpreters (Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Waters of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Halie Loren conceives a new style of jazz singer on her fourth album, After Dark. While the lively alto is not averse to putting her own stamp on evergreens like "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "In a Sentimental Mood," her conception also extends to songs borrowed from various branches of the pop
ock era including folk-rock singer/songwriters (Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" and Joni Mitchell's "Carey"), pop/R&B (Stevie Wonder's "Happier Than the Morning Sun"), and country-pop (Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe"). She is also willing to take on material closely associated with notable interpreters (Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Waters of March," Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose"), and to mix in the occasional composition of her own. The package is not as eclectic as all that might make it seem, since Loren sticks to one of two sets of backup musicians, either cutting in her own studio in Eugene, Oregon, with her stage trio (pianist Matt Treder, bassist Mark Schneider, and percussionist Brian West) or outside Nashville with such noted local jazzers as guitarist Jack Jezzro and bassist Jim Ferguson. They find the jazz feel in such seemingly unlikely material as "Ode to Billie Joe," given a bass/drums accompaniment with some sax work by Bryan Cumming, and "Give Me One Reason," which actually is simple enough to provide a platform for improvisation. Throughout, Loren sings with a light touch, even when she's dipping into Portuguese, French, or Italian. When she takes on the classical crossover standard "Time to Say Goodbye," the nominal closing song ("Carey" is billed as a "bonus track"), it has none of the histrionics applied by the likes of Andrea Bocelli. Loren and her musicians never lose sight of their duty to entertain, and that keeps this lengthy, varied set floating along to its conclusion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
  • Label: White Moon Prod.
  • UPC: 884501403092
  • Catalog Number: 1005
  • Sales rank: 32,400

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 After Dark (3:56)
  2. 2 Waters Of March (4:27)
  3. 3 Gray To Grand (4:17)
  4. 4 La Vie en Rose (4:28)
  5. 5 Thirsty (4:17)
  6. 6 Bye Bye Blackbird (4:06)
  7. 7 Ode To Billie Joe (5:50)
  8. 8 Tango Lullaby (3:53)
  9. 9 Beyond The Sea (4:17)
  10. 10 In A Sentimental Mood (3:38)
  11. 11 Happier Than The Morning Sun (4:36)
  12. 12 Give Me One Reason (4:35)
  13. 13 It's You (4:38)
  14. 14 Time To Say Goodbye (3:56)
  15. 15 Carey (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Halie Loren Primary Artist, Vocals
Jack Jezzro Bass, Guitar
Bryan Cumming Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Denis Solee Clarinet
Brian West Percussion, Drums, Hand Percussion
Jim Ferguson Bass, Percussion
Dale Bradley Cello
John Shipe Vocals
Mark Schneider Bass
Matt Treder Piano, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Tracy Chapman Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Edith Piaf Composer
John Barranco Composer
Bob Bullock Engineer
Janis Carnes Composer
Rick Carnes Composer
Rick Chudacoff Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Additional Production, Whistle
Joyce Cooling Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Bobbie Gentry Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Manny Kurtz Composer
Denis Solee Whistle
Stevie Wonder Composer
Jay Wagner Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
J. Lawrence Composer
Larry DeVivo Mastering
David Mack Composer
Lucio Quarantotto Composer
A. Lasry Composer
Halie Loren Composer, Producer, Engineer, Artwork
Larry Wayne Clark Composer
F. Peterson Composer
Matt Treder Producer, Engineer
Louis Gugliemi Composer
Katherine Margolis Composer
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