28 October, 2018

Abigail Rockwell - Autumn Noir (2018)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 47:22 | Size: 111.80 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Summer Me, Winter Me (3:53)
02. Libertango (3:22)
03. Slow Burn (4:04)
04. So In Love (4:04)
05. Miss Brown To You (4:05)
06. Autumn (3:45)
07. Almost Blue The Thrill Is Gone (4:46)
08. Am I Blue (3:51)
09. Summer Erotic (3:49)
10. Voodoo Swing (3:07)
11. Lane Closed (3:41)
12. I Wish You Love (4:57)

Quinn Johnson — keys
Kevin Winard — drums, percussion
Robert Mitchum — bass
Guests: Harry Allen, Jim Hynes, Mauro Refosco and Davi Vieira, Bernd Schoenhart, David Mann, Bob Mann and Bill Brendle.
"This album was born from beauty and friction. It is my love letter to the east and west coasts: the craggy edges of the east, the vast expanse of the west, and all the dark alleyways in between." - AR

Why Noir? That haunting sax solo line running through "Taxi Driver", the distant blow of a conch and those voodoo drums from "I Walked With A Zombie"... shadings of light and shadow... music and images that left a stamp of recognition on me like a raised brand I couldn't get rid of. That post-war, atomic age desperation still ripples that dark lake off Highway 2. Femme fatale, Lady Fate, I never know quite what she has in store for me. All I can do is surrender and go for a ride. She drives like the night, blinded but knowing, to a destination of her own choosing.

A fresh blend of originals and standards.

"Her voice is a bit deeper and fuller, but her phrasing, her use of occasional melisma, and the breathy sexiness of her sound call to mind Morgana King. I mean this as high praise.' - Gerry Geddes

"Although many vocalists have included torch singing in their repertoire, few have made it a specialty as has Abigail Rockwell. With her breathy, smoky voice and sultry demeanor, she is most reminscent of Julie London. What Rockwell brings to this table of torch is poetry." - Marilyn Lester

"Abigail Rockwell's deep, sultry tones will seduce you like an irresistible siren - entreating your heated heart to open and reveal its unspoken longings and dark mysteries." - Gary Catona

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