After Dark

After Dark

by Halie LorenHalie Loren


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Halie Loren conceives a new style of jazz singer on her fourth album, After Dark. While the lively alto is not averse to putting her own stamp on evergreens like "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "In a Sentimental Mood," her conception also extends to songs borrowed from various branches of the pop
ock era including folk-rock singer/songwriters (Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" and Joni Mitchell's "Carey"), pop/R&B (Stevie Wonder's "Happier Than the Morning Sun"), and country-pop (Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe"). She is also willing to take on material closely associated with notable interpreters (Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Waters of March," Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose"), and to mix in the occasional composition of her own. The package is not as eclectic as all that might make it seem, since Loren sticks to one of two sets of backup musicians, either cutting in her own studio in Eugene, Oregon, with her stage trio (pianist Matt Treder, bassist Mark Schneider, and percussionist Brian West) or outside Nashville with such noted local jazzers as guitarist Jack Jezzro and bassist Jim Ferguson. They find the jazz feel in such seemingly unlikely material as "Ode to Billie Joe," given a bass/drums accompaniment with some sax work by Bryan Cumming, and "Give Me One Reason," which actually is simple enough to provide a platform for improvisation. Throughout, Loren sings with a light touch, even when she's dipping into Portuguese, French, or Italian. When she takes on the classical crossover standard "Time to Say Goodbye," the nominal closing song ("Carey" is billed as a "bonus track"), it has none of the histrionics applied by the likes of Andrea Bocelli. Loren and her musicians never lose sight of their duty to entertain, and that keeps this lengthy, varied set floating along to its conclusion.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2010
Label: White Moon Prod.
UPC: 0884501403092
catalogNumber: 1005
Rank: 7447

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Halie Loren   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jack Jezzro   Bass,Guitar
Bryan Cumming   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Denis Solee   Clarinet
Brian West   Percussion,Drums,Hand Percussion
Jim Ferguson   Bass,Percussion
Dale Bradley   Cello
John Shipe   Vocals
Mark Schneider   Bass
Matt Treder   Piano,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tracy Chapman   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Edith Piaf   Composer
John Barranco   Composer
Bob Bullock   Engineer
Janis Carnes   Composer
Rick Carnes   Composer
Rick Chudacoff   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Additional Production,Whistle
Joyce Cooling   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Bobbie Gentry   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Denis Solee   Whistle
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Jay Wagner   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
J. Lawrence   Composer
David Mack   Composer
Lucio Quarantotto   Composer
A. Lasry   Composer
Halie Loren   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Artwork
Larry Wayne Clark   Composer
Louis Guglielmi   Composer
F. Peterson   Composer
Matt Treder   Producer,Engineer
Katherine Margolis   Composer

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