by Sarah Pillow


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With this release, vocalist Sarah Pillow embarks upon a musical path that is equal parts jazz and classical. On disc one of this two-CD set, Pillow performs Baroque music with a harpsichordist, organist, violinist, violist, and a lute performer. As she plays the music of Henry Purcell and other notables, the primary source of interest pertains to the jazz fusion-based remixes of the works featured on disc two. Pillow utilizes the prominent jazz/fusion bands Tunnels and Brand X for the remixes, which of course provides a direct contrast to the austere renditions evidenced on disc one. Regardless, Pillow possesses a crystalline vocal delivery with near faultless intonation, as this recording signifies an extension of her previous effort titled Nuove Musiche. Some jazz fusion or classical purists might dismiss this outing via the proverbial oil and water analogy. And whether the willing listener is a staunch classicist or jazz-rock aficionado, the musicians intimate quite a few entertaining propositions. A portion of this cross-genre-type game plan is founded upon Pillow's decision to overlay Baroque (17th century melodies) vocals atop John Goodsall's blistering fretwork and drummer Frank Katz' pulsating backbeats. On pieces such as "Audite Me," fretless bass wonder Percy Jones provides some dreamy lead lines amid synth swashes atop a dub
eggae slant. It all takes some getting used to, and from a strict marketing standpoint, Pillow seemingly has her work cut out for her. The remix portions of this offering sound a bit awkward and constrained at times, although Pillow's nouveau approach and willingness to take chances speaks volumes.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
Label: Buckyball Records
UPC: 0697855001025
catalogNumber: 10

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Pillow   Primary Artist,Vocals
John Goodsall   Guitar
Percy Jones   Keyboards,Fretless Bass Guitar
Vanderlei Pereira   Conga,Berimbau,Caxixi,Pandeiro,Repique,Surdo,Snare Drums,Ganza,Shaker,cowbell,Tamborim,Wood Clapper
Marc Wagnon   Percussion,Conga,Keyboards,Repique,Chekere,Vibes,MIDI Vibes,Kashishi
Mary Anne Ballard   Viola Da Gamba
Ronn McFarlane   Flute
Frank Katz   Drums
Dongsok Shin   Organ
Karen Marie Marmer   Violin
Susan Pereira   Triangle,Human Whistle,Surdo,Agogo,Cabasa
Jennifer Peterson   Harpsichord

Technical Credits

John Dowland   Composer
William Lawes   Composer
Luzzasco Luzzaschi   Composer
Henry Purcell   Composer
Barbara Strozzi   Composer
John Goodsall   Arranger
Percy Jones   Arranger
Vanderlei Pereira   Arranger
Marc Wagnon   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Giovanni Felice Sances   Composer
Tex Williams & the Western Caravan   Composer
Mary Anne Ballard   Producer
Ronn McFarlane   Producer
Mick Cantarella   Engineer
Albert Einstein   Author
Sarah Pillow   Arranger
Jessica Goldring   translation
Jens Jungkurth   Engineer
Richard Kolb   translation
Susan Pereira   Arranger
Jennifer Peterson   translation

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