From Every Angle

From Every Angle

by Janice Borla
     
 
Janice Borla's second Blujazz CD continues the adventurous, risk-taking approach of her first disc for the label. With a fine supporting cast of musicians on hand, including trumpeter/flügelhornist Art Davis, guitarist John McLean, pianist Dan Haerle, bassist Bob Bowman, and drummer

Overview

Janice Borla's second Blujazz CD continues the adventurous, risk-taking approach of her first disc for the label. With a fine supporting cast of musicians on hand, including trumpeter/flügelhornist Art Davis, guitarist John McLean, pianist Dan Haerle, bassist Bob Bowman, and drummer Jack Mouse, she immediately signals her intent with an innovative treatment of "Alone Together" that also features some fine scatting, though the excessive overdubbed backing vocals in its finale are a bit much. How many singers attempt to perform Charlie Parker's "Segment"? Her scat vocal in a brisk setting is right on the money with the instrumentalists. She's just as comfortable scatting modern works like John Scofield's funky "I'll Take Les" or Kenny Wheeler's demanding ballad "Gentle Piece," which showcases Davis' mellow flügelhorn. Her composition "Askew in the Cradle" is no less demanding and this wild blues, which evolved from a practice routine, is also an impressive performance. Janice Borla clearly deserves far wider recognition with this release.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
Label:
Blujazz Records
UPC:
0640668335023
catalogNumber:
3350

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Janice Borla   Primary Artist,Vocals
Art Davis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bob Bowman   Bass
Dan Haerle   Piano
John McLean   Guitar
Jack Mouse   Drums
Art Davis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

Jeff Beal   Composer
Bobby McFerrin   Composer
John Scofield   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Kenny Wheeler   Composer
Oscar Levant   Composer
Janice Borla   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Frank Foster   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Bill Sosin   Graphic Design
John McLean   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
John Larson   Engineer

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