Stages [Bonus Tracks]

Stages [Bonus Tracks]

by Halie Loren

CD(Bonus Tracks / Special Edition / Digi-Pak)

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Stages [Bonus Tracks]

Jazz singer/songwriter Halie Loren provides a well-rounded sense of her musical style on her first live album and third album overall, Stages. Although she does not play an instrument, she fronts a piano-dominated quartet featuring keyboard player Matt Treder (who also chimes in on vocals occasionally), bassist Mark Schneider, drummer Brian West, and trumpeter Tim McLaughlin. The combination of the prominent piano and Loren's supple alto voice inevitably suggests Diana Krall. But Loren has a somewhat lighter, less mannered sense of phrasing, and less of a hardcore jazz sensibility. Call her singing style Krall with a flavoring of the less serious side of Joni Mitchell, then. In addition to a few of her own songs (among them "Free to Be Loved by Me," co-written with songwriting veteran Rick Chudacoff), Loren addresses a range of material from traditional jazz fare like "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Summertime" to rock standards like the Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon" and U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." She brings up what may be her own female vocal heroines with "Ipanema" (Astrud Gilberto), "Cry Me a River" (Julie London), and a version of Patti Cathcart' (of Tuck & Patti) amusing "High Heel Blues," rendered a cappella. Her backup musicians are given most of the jazz duties, and while Loren employs enough unusual line readings to justify the "jazz" tag herself, it's her accompanists who really make this a jazz recording. [The album was also released with two bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2012
Label: Justin Time Records
UPC: 0068944857425
catalogNumber: 8574
Rank: 30584

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Halie Loren   Primary Artist,Vocals
Brian West   Drums
Mark Schneider   Bass
Tim McLaughlin   Trumpet
Matt Treder   Keyboards

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Rick Chudacoff   Composer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Bill Foster   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Hewson   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Halie Loren   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Artwork,Layout
Larry Wayne Clark   Composer
Melody Gardot   Composer
Billy Austin   Composer
Victoria Reina   Composer
Patricia Andress   Composer
Matt Treder   Producer,Engineer
David Evans   Composer
Larry Smith   Engineer
Ellington Jones   Composer

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