With her critically acclaimed sophomore disc, Dreaming Wide Awake, Lizz Wright became a jazz chanteuse to watch. On her third disc, the largely self-penned The Orchard, Wright makes an inviting and intimate musical statement on original compositions including "Coming Home," "My Heart," "Another Angel," and "When I Fall." Wright also lends her smoldering contralto to revelatory readings of the Ike and Tina Turner classic "I Idolize You," Sweet Honey in the Rock's "Hey Mann," the Led Zeppelin ballad "Thank You," and Patsy Cline’s haunting "Strange."
Performance CreditsLizz Wright Primary Artist,Vocals
Oren Bloedow Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Chris Bruce Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Joey Burns Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Cello,Group,Guitar (Baritone)
John Covertino Percussion,Drums,Vibes
Larry Eagle Percussion,Drums
Ben Perowsky Drums
Toshi Reagon Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Catherine Russell Background Vocals
Glenn Patscha Keyboards
Jacob Valenzuela Trumpet
Martin Wenk Trumpet
Technical CreditsMel Tillis Composer
Jimmy Page Composer
Robert Plant Composer
Bernice Johnson Reagon Composer
Ike Turner Composer
Steve Jensen Management
John Leventhal Composer
Toshi Reagon Composer
Craig Street Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jim Waters Engineer
Matthew Cullen Engineer
Hollis King Art Direction
Martin Kirkup Management
Fred Burch Composer
Dana Collins Management
Lizz Wright Composer
Dave Tozer Composer
Justin Kessler Engineer
Shawn Kimon Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Orchard based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Whether you are in or out of love.. her voice will bring you to tears. her voice pours over you like honey. Glorious. Soulful. It is so moving it will bring you to tears. I first learned of Lizz Wright when she opened for another artist a live concert. I fell in love. First rate - you will not be disappointed.
Friday evening, Feb. 6, 2009, I enjoyed a magical night at the Allen room, Home of Lincoln Center; under the beautiful stars and back drop of Manhattan Sky light with the soulful sound of Lizz Wright. Spellbound by her melodic, sweet, penetrating voice, it left you wanting and craving for more of her soulful voice. How I wished that this night would not end...it was magical. I rushed out and purchased her album, The Orchid.
Why Lizz Wright isn't a major star is beyond me. One of the most beautiful collections of music out there.
I have yet to purchase this album, but I am fortunate however to have listened to Ms. Wright's first two albums, Salt and Dreaming Wide Awake. She is hands down one of most gifted and superb vocalists I have ever heard and encourage anyone who appreciates genuine singer/songwriters to give Liz a chance.