Second Side

Second Side

by Brandi Disterheft
     
 
The Canadian equivalent of Esperanza Spalding, young bassist/vocalist Brandi Disterheft crosses over into many forms of modern and contemporary jazz on this, her second recording. Blessed with a sweet voice and instrumental chops to burn, she mixes up funk, pop, or fusion styles with a different group on every track, and diversity in mind. Like Spalding, Disterheft

Overview

The Canadian equivalent of Esperanza Spalding, young bassist/vocalist Brandi Disterheft crosses over into many forms of modern and contemporary jazz on this, her second recording. Blessed with a sweet voice and instrumental chops to burn, she mixes up funk, pop, or fusion styles with a different group on every track, and diversity in mind. Like Spalding, Disterheft uses a playful sense of wonder, retaining her youthful exuberance and even innocence. Hip and upbeat during the instrumental waltz "My Only Friends Are the Pigeons," she could also easily hit the adult contemporary charts with the exciting, vocal based "Twilight Curtain." There's a restless spirit present during most of these tracks, whether in reference to the electric Miles Davis, the jangling guitar on top of hard funk, or regal sounds during "Liege." Cameo appearances from pop/jazz vocalist Holly Cole, or straight-ahead singer Ranee Lee on the Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer evergreen "This Time the Dream's on Me" with a big band, broadens Disterheft's palette further. Though not definitive or sharply focused, Brandi Disterheft proves to be a formidable talent, ready to break out, essentially scratching the surface of her enormous talent and big ears.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
Label:
Justin Time Records
UPC:
0068944854424
catalogNumber:
8544
Rank:
186923

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brandi Disterheft   Primary Artist,Bass,Vocals,Human Whistle,Kalimba,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Ranee Lee   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Holly Cole   Vocals,Guest Appearance
William Sperandei   Trumpet
William Carn   Trombone
Chris Gale   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jason Logue   Trumpet
Daniel Stone   Percussion
Sly Juhas   Drums
Staci MacGregor   Piano
Superfran Records Choir   Choir, Chorus
Stacie McGregor   Piano,farfisa organ,fender rhodes
Shawn Nyquist   Alto Saxophone
"Champagne" James Robertson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Holly Cole   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Rhys Fulber   Composer,Producer,Bass Samples
Angie Jaree   Composer,Vocal Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Andre Wahl   Engineer
Roxanne Potvin   translation
Brandi Disterheft   Arranger,Composer,Bass Samples
Matt Bilewicz   Layout

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