Inside This Heart of Mine

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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: 4/13/2010
  • Label: World Village Usa
  • UPC: 713746809225
  • Catalog Number: 468092
  • Sales rank: 70,030

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
Alan Silverman Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    I love Catherine Russell's voice -it's so original. All the songs on In This Heart of Mine were beautifully redone.

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