Inside This Heart of Mine

Inside This Heart of Mine

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by Catherine Russell
     
 

Catherine Russell's third album is definitely a throwback to vintage jazz, and honors her father Luis Russell, a premier big-band leader and music director for Louis Armstrong. It's a collection of old-time swing, slinky do-right blues, and reflective music that shows how much she's steeped in the tradition of classic African-American…  See more details below

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Catherine Russell's third album is definitely a throwback to vintage jazz, and honors her father Luis Russell, a premier big-band leader and music director for Louis Armstrong. It's a collection of old-time swing, slinky do-right blues, and reflective music that shows how much she's steeped in the tradition of classic African-American music. Considerable help is utilized from backup musicians like pianist Mark Shane, Matt Munisteri on guitar or banjo, and a horn section with trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, trombonist John Allred, and veteran tuba master Howard Johnson on select tracks. Russell's light yet strong voice is clear as a bell, her pleasant singing tinged with a bit of sly knowledge and a hint of bluesy regret. Vintage material suits her persona quite well as on the old-timey J.C. Johnson/Fats Waller-penned title track taking sweetness out of gloom, the downhearted "Troubled Waters," or the low-down "Spoonful"; Armstrong's cakewalkin' "Struttin' with Some Barbeque"; and the great jump blues tune "Quiet Whiskey" from Wynonie Harris. Then there's "We the People," a declaration of freedom that works well in the contemporary Obama era, and a wary cautionary tale, "Just Because You Can," telling those who flaunt their power or persona to be careful about what you wish for. Every track provides delight and surprise, as all great jazz should, while Russell's blues side keeps not only the swinging in check, but assures you the singer has led this life of ups and downs to the hilt. It's an extraordinary recording, and highly recommended for a wide audience.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2010
Label:
World Village Usa
UPC:
0713746809225
catalogNumber:
468092
Rank:
5389

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Catherine Russell   Primary Artist,Vocals
Howard Johnson   Tuba
Rachelle Garniez   Accordion
Brian Grice   Drums
Jon-Erik Kellso   Trumpet
John Allred   Trombone
Lee Hudson   Acoustic Bass
Matt Munisteri   Banjo,Guitar,Musical Direction
Sara Caswell   Violin
Rob Garcia   Drums
Neal Miner   Acoustic Bass
Dan Block   Clarinet,Saxophone
Matt Shane   Piano

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Wynonie Harris   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Rachelle Garniez   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Jon-Erik Kellso   Horn Arrangements,Adaptation
Katherine Miller   Engineer
Don Raye   Composer
Catherine Russell   Executive Producer
Eddie Sauter   Composer
Mark Shane   Arranger
Spencer Williams   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Fred Weismantel   Composer
Rene Goiffon   Executive Producer
Joseph M. Davis   Composer
Lil Hardin Armstrong   Composer
Paul Kahn   Composer,Producer
Robert Charles Schell   Composer

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Inside This Heart of Mine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Catherine Russell's voice -it's so original. All the songs on In This Heart of Mine were beautifully redone.