Jazz and the New Songbook: Live at the Madrid

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Listening to Carmen Lundy "live" on Jazz and the New Songbook: Live at the Madrid is truly a remarkable experience and solidifies the adage that she is in a class all her own. On this exceptional two-disc set, the multi-talented vocalist performs 18 of her original compositions accompanied by some of the music world's most talented musicians. Recorded February 18, 2005, at the Madrid Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, the concert opens with the hit song "In Love Again," the optimistic ode to romance that was previously released on Something to Believe In. Lundy's multi-octave range is fluid, sensuous, and sexy. It is captivating as it floats with seductive nuance and swinging ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Listening to Carmen Lundy "live" on Jazz and the New Songbook: Live at the Madrid is truly a remarkable experience and solidifies the adage that she is in a class all her own. On this exceptional two-disc set, the multi-talented vocalist performs 18 of her original compositions accompanied by some of the music world's most talented musicians. Recorded February 18, 2005, at the Madrid Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, the concert opens with the hit song "In Love Again," the optimistic ode to romance that was previously released on Something to Believe In. Lundy's multi-octave range is fluid, sensuous, and sexy. It is captivating as it floats with seductive nuance and swinging rhythms. "Better Days," originally heard on Carmen's Self Portrait CD, opens with Curtis Lundy laying down an alluring bassline, anchored by Victor Lewis' drums and great comping by David Roitstein's keyboards, Phil Upchurch's guitar, and the Los Angeles String Quartet. With a range from soprano to contralto, the tones of her voice flow like the fluid strokes of a paintbrush on a canvas as listeners are treated to the pure ambience of Lundy's potent lyricism, delivered with a powerful voice that urges you to just hang in there. "Wild Child" is another passionate masterwork that features the high-powered upper registers and full bottom registers of Lundy's great voice. A double trio, impeccably complementing her inspired rendition, backs her. Mark Shim's soprano sax solo and the great improvisations by the double trio definitely take this song to another level. Steve Turre's conch shell work on "Afrasia" is truly a crowd-pleaser as he introduces the exotic vocals of Lundy and Krystal Davis Williams, who invoke the myriad names given to God in many different cultures. This beautiful prayer is truly indicative of Lundy's exceptional prowess and spiritual connections. Disc two features several songs from This Is Carmen Lundy, including "All Day, All Night," "Send Me Somebody to Love," and "I Dream in Living Color." Bonus tracks include three highly popular Lundy songs whose "official" 48-track concert recordings were lost due to a power surge on that rainy night in Los Angeles. Overall, this double-disc set houses a great mix of ballads, straight-ahead jazz, Latin, fusion, and funk that showcases Carmen Lundy's amazing voice and compositional integrity. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2005
  • Label: Afrasia Prod.
  • UPC: 689076137423
  • Catalog Number: 13742
  • Sales rank: 93,333

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Love Again (4:50)
  2. 2 One More River to Cross (7:50)
  3. 3 Something to Believe In (5:56)
  4. 4 Better Days (5:58)
  5. 5 Where'd It Go (8:00)
  6. 6 Wild Child (5:57)
  7. 7 Afrasia! (8:55)
  8. 8 Happy New Year (6:34)
  9. 9 Long Journey Home (6:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 You're Not in Love (5:35)
  2. 2 All Day, All Night (5:58)
  3. 3 Walking Code Blue (7:59)
  4. 4 Send Me Somebody to Love (6:34)
  5. 5 Old Friend (7:36)
  6. 6 (I Dream) In Living Color (14:44)
  7. 7 Firefly (5:39)
  8. 8 Vu Ja De (4:40)
  9. 9 Good Morning Kiss (5:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carmen Lundy Primary Artist
Billy Childs Piano, Keyboards
Marvin "Smitty" Smith Drums
Bobby Watson Alto Saxophone
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Victor Lewis Drums
Kenny Davis Electric Bass
Curtis Lundy Acoustic Bass
Mayra Casales Percussion
Nathan East Electric Bass
David Roitstien Piano
Steve Turre Trombone, Conch Shell
Alberto Romero Violin
Mark Shim Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Billy Childs Trio Piano, Keyboards
Robert Glasper Piano, Keyboards
Bobby Ray Watson Alto Saxophone
Catherine Lamb Viola
Los Angeles String Quartet Track Performer
Krystal Davis Williams Vocals, Background Vocals
Michelina Wright Violin
David Roitstein Piano
Albert Romero Violin
Rachel Arnold Cello
Technical Credits
Langston Hughes Poetry
Carmen Lundy Arranger, Composer
Rich Meitin Composer
David Roitstien String Arrangements
Eric Williams Engineer
Bernie Becker Mastering
Liza Carbé Engineer
Bobby Ray Watson Horn Arrangements
Elisabeth Oei Producer, Audio Production
Gil Morales Engineer
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