Dot Time Records is pleased to announce the GRAMMY® nomination of world-renowned vocalist Catherine Russell in the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album. On November 20th at 9:00AM Russell’s nomination was made public on the GRAMMY® website. The 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will take place on January 26th, 8:00PM at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. There, the names of the GRAMMY® winners will be announced for each category. Johanan Bickhardt, founding partner of Dot Time Records notes “Catherine Russell is an exceptional artist. She uses her instrument to transcend musical landscapes. She is a gift that just keeps giving, effortlessly releasing musical messages that balance the heart and soul of a lyric with a keen awareness of style and tonality… Dot Time Records is honored and privileged to have this extraordinary talent in our musical family.” This is the first GRAMMY® nomination for Dot Time Records.
“I am honored and so grateful to have Alone Together receive a Grammy nomination. I love the process of recording and I’m thankful to have a superb team of collaborators. I appreciate each and every one of you,” said Catherine Russell of her nomination.
With Alone Together, Catherine Russell celebrates her second GRAMMY® nomination. Her first nomination was for her 2016 release Harlem On My Mind. The critically acclaimed Alone Together was released on March 1st, 2019 on Dot Time Records. The album sat atop the JazzWeek Radio Chart for five weeks in a row, entered the Billboard Jazz Chart at #6, the album has been heard on CBS Sunday Morning, and has generated 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. Russell previously won a GRAMMY® for her involvement as a featured artist in the Boardwalk Empire soundtrack in 2012.
On Alone Together, Russell reinvigorates rare gems and stalwart standards from the Great American Songbook, lending her voice to the compositions of Nat King Cole, Irving Berlin, Eddie de Lange, Jimmy Van Heusen, Al Dubin, Louis Jordan and Harry Warren. Alone Together features the core musicians of Russell’s touring band, including guitar virtuoso and musical director Matt Munisteri, pianist Mark Shane, bassist Tal Ronen, and drummer Mark McLean. Also featured on select tracks is trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, trombonist John Allred, tenor saxophonist Evan Arntzen, violinist Dana Ltn, violaist Eddy Malave, and cellist Marika Hughes.
Over the course of her illustrious career, Russell has appeared on over 200 albums, and with the release of Alone Together, has seven available as a leader. Her 2006 debut Cat (Harmonia Mundi’s World Village) capitulated Russell on to the scene and garnered rave reviews. “She is a fresh and original voice,” wrote Sinatra biographer, Will Friedwald, who picked Cat among his top 10 cds of the year. Russell’s star rose with each subsequent release: Sentimental Streak (2006), Inside This Heart of Mine (2010), Strictly Romancin’ (2012), and Bring It Back (2014). Finally, her sixth album Harlem On My Mind (Jazz Village) garnered Russell her first GRAMMY® nomination in 2016.