A THRILLING JOURNEY: WILD SILK STRINGS PROJECT CD LAUNCH
WILD SILK STRINGS PROJECT
TITLE OF CD "COLOURS OF YOUR LOVE"
At Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
101 Edward Street
Doors open 6.30pm
Performance 8pm to 10.30pm
*****”A thrilling journey” Pete Churchill (UK)
*****”A killer line-up” Adrian Cunningham (NY)
Wild Silk Strings Project has grown out of a long-standing musical collaboration between Australian jazz singer/lyricist Ingrid James and Canadian-born, Australian-based pianist/composer/arranger Louise Denson. This 9-piece ensemble is proud to launch their new CD “Colours Of Your Love” tonight. They will present a rich program of songs from around the world, drawing from folk, jazz, Brazilian, pop and classical repertoire.
“From the opening reworking of Eric Satie’s ‘Gnossienne No.1’ through to the Brazilian composer Geraldo Vandré’s ‘Tristeza De Amar’ – and then onwards to Carole King’s ‘It’s too Late’, Supertramp’s ‘Logical Song’ and Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘If you can read my mind’ – the listener is taken on a thrilling journey through an eclectic repertoire with a vast emotional landscape. The boldness and the variety of the song choices on this album means that the ‘sound-world’ has to be strong enough to bind it all together… and it certainly is. The personality of the writing and arranging behind this album makes sure of this and shines through on every track”.Pete Churchill, Professor Jazz Composition, Royal Academy of Music, London – singer/pianist/conductor
“It’s a beautiful mix of exotic grooves and instrumentation with a killer line-up of musicality”. Adrian Cunningham (Sydney multi-instrumentalist/bandleader based in NY)
“Ingrid James is a true musician. Her voice and musical choices on The AAA Wild Strings Project are exquisite.” (Denise Donatelli, USA multi-GRAMMY nominated jazz vocalist)
“Ever since 1961, when Stan Getz recorded the acclaimed album Focus with a string quintet, it’s been more than just acceptable to make superb music by combining the talents of jazz musicians and a few ‘legit’ players. Now the bar has been raised with the welcome addition of one of the jazz world’s most phenomenally gifted voices in Ingrid James, and the writing and pianistic talents of the ever-creative Louise Denson”. Steve Robertson – Long-time jazz writer and host of Monday Night Jazz On Fleurieu FM in South Australia.
We would like to acknowledge the financial assistance provided by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Griffith University.
Ingrid James, voice
Louise Denson, piano
Paul Armstrong, trumpet/flugel
Martha Baartz, sax
Danielle Bentley, cello
Eugenie Costello-Shaw, violin
Richard Grantham, viola
Andrew Shaw, bass
Sacha Kloostra, drums