Chinchilla Serenade

Chinchilla Serenade

by Ellen Johnson


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Ellen Johnson, a classically trained singer based in San Diego with a beautiful voice and a wide range, can hit notes so high that it makes one shiver; fortunately, she is always in tune. In addition to her classical background, Johnson is a fine improviser. Some selections find her accompanied by a trio led by pianist Rick Helzer, while a few other songs add guitarist Peter Sprague and several horn players. The repertoire is diverse and challenging, with the tunes including "Yesterdays," a very sensitive version of Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born," the swing standard "You Turned the Tables on Me," Jobim's "Someone to Light Up My Life" and Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time." Ellen Johnson, who wrote the title cut and co-composed "Goin' Home," asounds particularly passionate on Duke Ellington's "Freedom." An impressive outing from the very promising singer.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2000
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0786497305728
catalogNumber: 5637288409
Rank: 184652

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ellen Johnson   Primary Artist
Peter Sprague   Acoustic Guitar
Bill Yeager   Trombone
Tom Aros   Percussion
Gunner Biggs   Acoustic Bass
Rick Helzer   Piano
Mark Lamson   Percussion,Drums
John Leftwich   Electric Bass
Bob Magnusson   Bass
Duncan Moore   Drums
Rob Thorsen   Bass
Gary Pack   Trumpet
Richard Sellars   Drums

Technical Credits

Cyndi Lauper   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Peter Sprague   Arranger
Gene Lees   Composer
Michal Urbaniak   Composer
Lionel Bart   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Rick Helzer   Arranger
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Ellen Johnson   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Paul Tye   Engineer
Derek Cannon   Composer

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