Wed, 1 October 2014
One of the most criminally overlooked vocalists in jazz may just be ready to get some overdue attention. Although she was featured on the Grammy winning CD The Mosaic Project by Terri Lyne Carrington, Carmen Lundy is often left off the list of top female performers of today.
Backed by a myriad of special guests Including Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Simphiwe Dana, Bennie Maupin, Carol Robbins, and Warren Wolf, she is releasing Soul To Soul, a passionate new song cycle on Afrasia Productions on September 22nd. Soul To Soul is Ms. Lundy’s 14th album, and in many ways is the next chapter in her critically-acclaimed career as a singer, songwriter, and producer; and a visual artist. Call it a return to her roots, but also an exploration of these roots
The journey to make the CD found Carmen literally composing, co-composing and arranging eleven of the thirteen tracks and then playing and recording all the instruments - including bass, drums, piano, guitar and percussion - in her home studio to get a working “feel” for how the music might sound. She then “sweetened” the songs by adding string sounds and other software instruments to elaborate and experiment with the aural mood of each track, interpreting and identifying with each track’s sound individually as well as part of the overall song sequence. On the final CD, Lundy plays guitar on all tracks, piano and Rhodes on many tracks, and drums on two.
Podcast 448 is our conversation, featuring musical selections from Soul to Soul, including "Grateful, Pt.1", "Kindred Spirits", "Daybreak" and "Sardwgna".
Direct download: Podcast_448_-_A_Conversation_with_Carmen_Lundy.mp3
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