Way Down Low

Way Down Low

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by Kat Edmonson
     
 

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Branching away from standards on her second album Way Down Low, Austin-based jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson also expands her musical worldview, going beyond the sophisticated cabaret of her 2009 debut Take to the Sky and creating a breezy neo-tribute to the swinging '60s. That was the decade that produced Brian Wilson's "I JustSee more details below

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Branching away from standards on her second album Way Down Low, Austin-based jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson also expands her musical worldview, going beyond the sophisticated cabaret of her 2009 debut Take to the Sky and creating a breezy neo-tribute to the swinging '60s. That was the decade that produced Brian Wilson's "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times," one of the few covers on Way Down Low and a sentiment that applies to Edmonson but in a different way. Where the Beach Boy was pining for the days before rock & roll, Edmonson would certainly feel more comfortable in either the '60s or '50s, where bossa nova, swing, and pop mingled happily, as they do here. Certainly, these sounds give Way Down Low a distinctly retro vibe, but Edmonson isn't living in the past, she's pledging allegiance to a tradition, a tradition she finds flexible enough to refashion for modern times. And Kat Edmonson is a modern girl -- after all, she funded the production of Way Down Low via Kickstarter, a move that gave her artistic freedom and professional production, taking full advantage of those two elements. Way Down Low is rich and varied, as are Edmonson's girlish vocals, which never succumb to cloying sweetness or stereotypical scatting. She's nimble and creative within the boundaries of her chosen traditions, which is why Way Down Low feels simultaneously fresh and timeless.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2012
Label:
Mri Associated
UPC:
0015882072212
catalogNumber:
1202
Rank:
98246

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kat Edmonson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Lyle Lovett   Vocals
Larry Goldings   Organ
John Ellis   Bass Clarinet
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Danton Boller   Bass,Vocals
Matt Munisteri   Guitar
Timothy Loo   Cello
Chris Lovejoy   Percussion,Vibes
Matt Ray   Piano
Brian Wolfe   Drums
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Jeremy Carlstedt   Drums
Frank LoCrasto   Piano,Glockenspiel,Keyboards
Kevin Lovejoy   Organ,Keyboards
Kathleen Sloan   Violin
Pete Smith   Guitar
Ina Veli   Violin
James Atkinson   French Horn
Martin Sullivan   Trombone

Technical Credits

Brian Wilson   Composer
John Ellis   Horn Arrangements
Sonny Henry   Composer
Schmitt   Producer,Engineer
Miles Zuniga   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Danton Boller   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tony Asher   Composer
Kevin Lovejoy   Whistle
Kat Edmonson   Composer,Producer
Lauren Bahr   Art Direction
Anthony Wilson   String Arrangements

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