Return to You

Return to You

by Sara Gazarek

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Return to You

Nothing shines brighter than a rising star and vocalist Sara Gazarek delivers a sensational follow-up to her widely hailed 2005 debut that focused on Great American Songbook standards. On Return to You, her expanded repertoire features an array of new textures and sounds via woodwind, brass, and string accompaniment that reshapes Seamus Blake's "Northern Lights," Josh Nelson's "Just Let Me Be," and Paul McCartney's pop standard "Junk." Gazarek does a fine job on Joni Mitchell's "Carey," giving it a playful mood. By contrast she gives Billy Joel's lovelorn lyrics on "And So It Goes" a complete emotional makeover. The recording also features several new songs written by her pianist Josh Nelson, including the opening track "Let's Try This Again," which he co-wrote with Gazarek. However, she shines brightest as a singer, and on "Northern Lights," her voice is delicate, sensitive, and has a strong resemblance to Norah Jones' folk-jazz style. Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" commands your attention because of the rarely recorded final chorus that is included here. Overall, Return to You is a complete gift that should endear Gazarek's fans even closer to her easygoing, youthful sound and charisma. [A bonus track version was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2007
Label: Native Language
UPC: 0014062096727
catalogNumber: 967

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sara Gazarek   Primary Artist,Vocals
Seamus Blake   Guitar,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Paul Cartwright   Violin,Guest Appearance
John Nelson   Glockenspiel
Robert Anderson   Violin
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson   Viola
John Proulx   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Josh Nelson   Piano,Glockenspiel,Hammond Organ
Supernova String Quartet   Strings,Guest Appearance
Ambrose Akinmusire   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Jacob Szekely   Cello,Guest Appearance
Erik Kertes   Acoustic Bass
Matt Slocum   Drums

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Harry Connick   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Seamus Blake   Composer
John Clayton   Producer,Audio Production
Joel Moss   Engineer
Gillian Welch   Composer
David Rawlings   Composer
Matt Parker   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Ludvig Girdland   Composer
David C. Britz   Management
Chris Hobson   Engineer
Sara Gazarek   Composer
Josh Nelson   Composer

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