No. 9

No. 9

by K.J. Denhert
     
 

This is definitely an album of nines for singer/songwriter/guitarist K.J. Denhert: nine songs, nine musicians, and recorded over a nine-month time span. With omens like that it promises to be good, and it delivers. There are plenty of covers here, including her expressive voice doing justice to standards like "The Shadow of Your Smile"…  See more details below

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This is definitely an album of nines for singer/songwriter/guitarist K.J. Denhert: nine songs, nine musicians, and recorded over a nine-month time span. With omens like that it promises to be good, and it delivers. There are plenty of covers here, including her expressive voice doing justice to standards like "The Shadow of Your Smile" and "Pennies from Heaven." But things do take interesting turns, as with the "accidental" bonus recording of "Shadow of Your Smile," which features some scintillating piano work and scat singing. Equally fascinating are her takes on "Smoke on the Water," which she reinvents as a jazz piece, taking a rock classic to a new place that surprisingly works, and the Beatles' "Help!" This is slowed down and given a sympathetic string arrangement, bringing real freshness to the song and opening it up beautifully. Her three originals are good, including the lush reggae of "Choose Your Weapon," but it's the sweetly twisted covers that take the prize here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
Label:
Motema Music
UPC:
0181212000474
catalogNumber:
474

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

K.J. Denhert   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Aaron Heick   Saxophone
Dorothy Lawson   Strings,Cello
François Moutin   Acoustic Bass,Guest Appearance
Ray Levier   Percussion,Drums
Mamadou Ba   Electric Bass
Manu Koch   Piano,Keyboards
Koko Jones   Percussion
Etienne Satdwyjk   Piano,Keyboards
Ralph Farriss   Strings,Viola
Etienne Stadwyjk   Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Paul McCartney   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Clifford Carter   String Arrangements
Rich Tozzoli   Engineer
K.J. Denhert   Composer,Producer
Hal Winer   Producer,Engineer
Francis Jacob   Engineer
San Glaser   Composer
Ray Levier   Engineer
A. Johnston   Composer
John Witter   Composer

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