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"ALONE TOGETHER" by CATHERINE RUSSELL

Alone Together, Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell’s seventh studio album as a leader, is a search for truth. After sitting atop the JazzWeek Radio Chart for five weeks in a row, entering the Billboard Jazz Chart at #6, having been heard on CBS Sunday Morning, and generating rave reviews from Downbeat Magazine, Mercury News, WBGO, Jazz Journal, and other top-tier media outlets, Alone Together has cemented Russell’s place as the preeminent song interpreter of her day. Drawing on composers and lyricists of The Great American Songbook—Irving Berlin, Eddie de Lange and Jimmy Van Heusen—along with songwriters from the Swing and Rhythm & Blues eras—Nat Cole, Louis Jordan, and Al Dubin and Harry Warren—Russell invigorates their creations. At the center is Russell’s voice, and while comparisons to Ella, Billie, Sarah, and Dinah abound—while flattering—she has a sound all her own. “Blues infused jazz tunes are the ones I gravitate towards, because they enable me to freely express myself in the moment,” says Russell.
The songs on Alone Together ask timeless questions. Russell’s curatorial skills shine brightly with thirteen compositions, from the obscure to familiar standards. The title track, written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, is full of hope that if everyone sticks together, we can overcome whatever is in front of us.


First Ballot Submitted Category:

B E S T   J A Z Z   V O C A L   A L B U M

Voting starts on September 25 and ends October 10th 2019.
Official Nominees on the Second Ballot will be anounced on
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IN THE PRESS:


THE ALBUM ON SOUNDCLOUD:


ALBUM CREDITS:

MUSICIANS:

Catherine Russell – vocals
Matt Munisteri – guitars; musical director
Mark Shane – piano
Tal Ronen – bass


ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS

Mark McLean – drums; percussion (4)
Jon-Erik Kellso – trumpet (1,4,5,6,7,8,11)
John Allred – trombone (1,4,5,6,7,8,11)
Evan Arntzen – tenor saxophone (1,4,5,6,7,8,11)
Dana Lyn – violin (3)
Eddy Malave – viola (3)
Marika Hughes – cello (3)


ARRANGEMENTS BY:

Mark Lopeman – (1,5,7,8,11)
Jon-Erik Kellso – (4,6, 8; adaptation based on M. Lopeman arrangement)
Matt Munisteri – (12)
Dana Lyn – String arrangement (3)

Release Date March 1, 2019