“You and me we can make ourselves a good stew, when you let me be me, and I let you be you.” So purrs Jen Chapin on the sexy track “Me Be Me” from her newest release, Linger. The album itself is a musical stew, a fusion of familiar ingredients -- jazz, pop, funk and folk -- that combine to surprise and delight in exotic ways. Chapin, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, wrote all 12 songs herself, and she not so much performs as becomes them, her voice sweet one moment, sassy the next, taking unexpected scat and bebop turns that are tethered tautly to earth by the agile accompaniment of multi-instrumentalist Stephen Crumb, who contributes a wide range of musical talents and textures. Fans of singers ranging from Norah Jones to Rickie Lee Jones should thoroughly enjoy Linger, a tantalizing introduction to pop jazz that doesn’t dumb anything down for the masses.
Performance CreditsJen Chapin Primary Artist,Flute,Voices
Jamie Foxx Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tony Mason Hi Hat
Dan Rieser Percussion,Drums
Stephan Crump Percussion,Electric Bass,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Balafon,Berimbau,Mbira,Acoustic Bass
Todd Reynolds Violin
Robin Macatangay Acoustic Guitar
Alanda Burroughs Vocal Harmony
Chris Cheek Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ann Kim Cello
Martha Redbone Vocal Harmony
Rod Sherwood Acoustic Guitar,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Peter Rende Piano,Pedal Steel Guitar,Tamboura,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Technical CreditsDan Rieser drum programming
Stephan Crump Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Chris Cheek Flute Arrangement
Jen Chapin Composer,Producer
Rod Sherwood Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Joel Hamburger Engineer
Danny Blum Engineer
Chris Kelly Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Linger based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This is a great collection of songs. One is better than the next. She's a great talent and a wonderful performer. See her live if you get the chance and you'll love the CD even more!
I can never pick a favorite of Jen's songs. It's always the one I'm listening to at that moment. Each song has something special about it. She gives you enjoyable music to listen to and things to think about in her lyrics. This is an outstanding album.
She has a beautiful voice...listen to her songs makes me calm and makes my day....