Versatile vocalist Sarah Pillow interprets a collection of jazz standards that also features trumpeter Dave Douglas. It includes fresh arrangements of classic tunes like "A-tisket-'A-tasket" and "Round Midnight".
"Ms. Pillow has a lovely, natural-sounding tone and versatile gift for interpretation." -The New York Times
Sarah Pillow - voice Marc Wagnon - vibraphone Van Manakasl - guitar Leo Traversa - bass Adriano Santos - drums John Romagnoli - drums Dave Douglas - trumpet
Great line-up, for this first outing by immensely talented Sarah Pillow, -a voice to remember forever!
The title "Nuove Musiche" is Italian for "new music". Taken from Giulio Caccini's collection of songs from the early 17th century, the melodies and texts have been returned to the 21st by the forerunners of progressive rock and jazz.
"Not for the narrow-minded" "... Many talents to accompany that superb voice. "Amarilli Mia Bella" (Amarillis, My Beauty), where a picking guitar, filled with effects kind of reminds you of a heavy metal song. But instead of rising to a thunderous chorus, a classical guitar is played marvellously." "The overall sound is extremely fresh, while remaining classical at the same time. Extremely innovative." - guitarnoise.com
Sarah Pillow - voice Marc Wagnon - vibraphone John Goodsall - guitar Percy Jones - bass Frank Katz - drums Chris Speed - clarinet
Sarah Pillow introduced her new concept of giving modern arrangements to early Baroque melodies and texts with the release of "Nuove Musiche" In the fall of 2001. With "Remixes", she further pushes boundaries by offering a "before and after" taste in a 400-year time span within two CDs, featuring two stellar ensembles (one with period instruments, the other a jazz-rock band) and two outstanding interpretations of one set of 17th-century songs.
"...her performing qualities are so great that, imho (in my humble opinion), none of the other contemporary female singers can be compared to her." - progressor.net
Sarah Pillow - voice Mary Anne Ballard - viola da gamba Jennifer Peterson - harpsichord Ronn McFarlane - lute Dongsok Shin - organ Karen Marmer - baroque violin
Sarah Pillow - voice Marc Wagnon - vibraphone John Goodsall - guitar Percy Jones - bass Frank Katz - drums Susan Pereira - percussion Vanderlei Pereira - percussion
Grace in Time
Just north of Times Square, on West 46th Street, stands the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. The Parish, orginally formed in 1867, was founded on a principle of Catholic thought in ritual and teaching in the Episcopal Church. Lovingly known as “Smokey Mary’s” from the high volume of incense used during its services, St. Mary the Virgin is a peaceful haven steps away from the busiest intersection in the world. It is in this sanctuary where Sarah Pillow and Jeffrey C. Johnson recorded their 3rd Form Records release, Grace in Time, a selection of spiritual songs for voice and organ featuring works by Mozart, Mahler, Hugo Wolf, Arthur Sullivan, Louis Vierne, and Duke Ellington on themes of love, immortality and heavenly life. Jeffrey’s performance on the celebrated Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ in this spacious acoustic forms the perfect backdrop for Sarah’s joyful, ethereal singing.
Personnel: Sarah Pillow - voice Jeffrey C. Johnson - organ