Journey

Journey

by Carol Welsman
     
 

Throughout her colorful, exquisite, and jazz-driven discography, the Canadian born and raised, Los Angeles-based singer has tackled and mastered some glorious thematic challenges -- from the Japanese release of her Benny Goodman tribute, Memories of You, to …  See more details below

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Throughout her colorful, exquisite, and jazz-driven discography, the Canadian born and raised, Los Angeles-based singer has tackled and mastered some glorious thematic challenges -- from the Japanese release of her Benny Goodman tribute, Memories of You, to Swing Ladies Swing! A Tribute to Singers of the Swing Era and the Juno Award-winning tour de force I Like Men: Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee. On the simply titled Journey, she's got the travel bug, applying her emotional, otherworldly vocal fairy dust to 14 mostly familiar, sparsely arranged tunes that carry on beautifully, with no clear "Detour Ahead." Considering that she performs on regular jaunts in Tokyo, New York, Italy, and Brazil, and has lived in France and Italy, this thematic romp was a long time coming. Produced by Welsman's veteran bandmates, guitarist Pierre Cote and drummer Jimmy Branley, Journey's heart and soul is Welsman's lush piano and vocal pairing, whose phrasing captures sly humor as easily as overtly romantic overtures. While most of the songs are in English (the spare and charming "On the Road Again," and the aching "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," the upright bass-driven super coolness of "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis"), Welsman impresses equally with her fluent French on the delightfully breezy "Volons Vers la Lune" (aka "Fly Me to the Moon") and the gently piercing "Si J'Etais un Homme." She also travels way South with a little Portuguese on the opening half of Antonio Carlos Jobim's brisk and lively "Samba de Aviao." All of this adds authenticity and a lived-in feel to the many stamps on Welsman's exciting and unpredictable (and always poignantly rendered) musical passport.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2012
Label:
Justin Time Records
UPC:
0068944024421
catalogNumber:
244

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carol Welsman   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Pierre Côté   Guitar
Jimmy Branly   Percussion,Drums
Ron di Lauro   Trumpet
Marc Roges   Bass

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Peggy Lee   Composer
Herb Ellis   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
John Benson Brooks   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Don Heckman   Liner Notes
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Marian McPartland   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Diane Tell   Composer
Jim West   Executive Producer
Karen Birdgenaw   Art Direction
Pierre Côté   Producer
James Oliver Young   Composer
James Mundy   Composer
Carol Welsman   Arranger,Executive Producer
Jimmy Branly   Producer
Paul Johnston   Engineer
Bart Howard   Composer
N. Hooper   Composer
Robert Lapointe   Layout
Julie Enfield   Cover Photo
Rob Hearney   Engineer

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