Moon At The Window CD (2002)

Artist: Rachel Z

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Label Ryko Distribution
SKU 60570007
UPC 026245402423
UPC 14 00026245402423
Format CD
Release Date 10/15/2002
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Author Rachel Z
Compilation Appearance Smooth Jazz
Associated Artist/Work Department Of Good And Evil
Associated Artist/Work Dept. of Good and Evil
Technical Info
Engineer Claude Champagne
CatalogID 4024
Lable Name Tone Center
Released 10/01/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00026245402423
Album Notes and Credits
Full title: Moon At The Window: Jazz Impressions Of Joni.
Personnel: Rachel Z (piano); Patricia Des Lauriers (bass); Bobbie Rae (drums).
Producers: Rachel Z, Bobbie Rae, Guy St. Onge.
Recorded at Silence Studios, Quebec, Canada.
Personnel: Hugo Tr?panier (chant).
Recording information: Silence Studios, St Calixe, Quebec, Canada.
One of the most talented female performers in modern jazz, the versatile pianist Rachel Z has happy ants in her pants, doing everything in her career from bebop to pure jazz-pop and now this colorful tribute to the songwriting artistry of Joni Mitchell. Bassist Patricia Des Lauriers and drummer Bobbie Rae complement her lively, artful, and mostly percussive interpretations of such familiar classics as "Big Yellow Taxi" and more obscure but no less melodic and infectious gems like "Carey." There's a smooth, poppy sheen to those tracks, but the pianist goes a little more experimental on "Ladies Man," mixing hardcore swinging with slower, swaying passages -- challenging the girls to keep up. Perfectly in line with Z's own deep spirituality is the esoteric mysticism she brings to "Chinese Cafe" and "River." In line with its theme of escape from responsibilities, "Free Man in Paris" is given a jumpy funk treatment with a thick, hopping drum groove. The most fun part of this experience is trying to guess what her approach will be from tune to tune, and she's certainly full of surprises when it comes to arrangements and ambience. But that overall unpredictability is Z's glorious trademark, so in essence, each recording can't help but feature the unexpected. ~ Jonathan Widran
Professional Reviews
JazzTimes (4/03, p.102) - - ...[Rachel Z] does justice to Mitchell's tricky compositions. The musician's performances soar..."
Disc 1
1 Big Yellow Taxi
2 Carey
3 Ladies Man
4 Chinese Cafe
5 Free Man In Paris
6 From Both Sides Now
7 Moon At The Window
8 Help Me
9 River
10 Circle Game
11 All I Want
12 Lakota
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