Beautiful Yesterday

Beautiful Yesterday

by Dayna Kurtz
     
 
A quickly rising force in the folk-pop world, Danya Kurtz interprets her own powerful songs and the work of others on Beautiful Yesterday. With a voice that immediately announces itself through its emotional intensity and nuanced musicality, Kurtz makes no secret of her emotive intentions -- she’s here to communicate, not placate. While her originals pack the

Overview

A quickly rising force in the folk-pop world, Danya Kurtz interprets her own powerful songs and the work of others on Beautiful Yesterday. With a voice that immediately announces itself through its emotional intensity and nuanced musicality, Kurtz makes no secret of her emotive intentions -- she’s here to communicate, not placate. While her originals pack the punch that fans have come to expect after acclaimed earlier albums such as Postcards from Downtown, she also brings rare interpretive artistry to songs by Prince (“Joy in Repetition“), Leonard Cohen (“Everybody Knows”), and others. And as a special bonus, Norah Jones joins Kurtz on her reading of Duke Ellington’s classic “I’ve Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good).” With its artful mix of folk, jazz, cabaret, and other musical influences, Beautiful Yesterday weaves an always intriguing spell. It can only bring additional attention to a talent deserving of wider recognition.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/2004
Label:
Kismet / Mri
UPC:
0829757756226
catalogNumber:
1003

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dayna Kurtz   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dave Richards   Bass,Choir, Chorus
Pete Vitalone   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Choir, Chorus,Wurlitzer
Todd Reynolds   Violin,Choir, Chorus
Randy Crafton   Drums,Choir, Chorus
Ralph Farris   Choir, Chorus
Norah Jones   Piano,Vocals
Renee Cologne   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

J.B. Lenoir   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Prince   Composer
Mal Waldron   Composer
Dayna Kurtz   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Billie Holiday   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Gene Raskin   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Randy Crafton   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Bruce Sievier   Composer
Peter Atanasoff   Composer
Ralph Farris   String Arrangements
Sal Mormando   Engineer
DK   Audio Production
Sharon Robinson   Composer

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