Wild Blue

Wild Blue

by Jeanne Newhall

CD

Overview

On the 13 albums she released on her own Marzipan label between 1987 and 2002, Jeanne Newhall was categorized as a new age pianist with classical tendencies. But she also took up singing along the way, and with the release of her first album on an established record label, Blix Street's Wild Blue, she essentially switches genres. Singing on every track, she writes seven piano ballads and covers three other pop songs in a singer/songwriter mode. In fact, when she launches into her version of Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart" at the outset, the listener might think this was a Rickie Lee Jones record. As a singer, Newhall sounds a lot like Jones, with her breathy soprano, except that she eschews Jones' heavy accent and slurred phrasing. She is also somewhat suggestive of Maria Muldaur in places, but again, without the vocal gimmicks. Still, having come up as an instrumentalist, she seems more interested in the music than in the words, which, when it comes to her own compositions, tend toward the romantic and vaguely spiritual, with clichés aplenty. Nevertheless, this is consistently pleasant music likely to appeal to fans of '70s singer/songwriters.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/2006
Label: Blix Street
UPC: 0739341008627
catalogNumber: 410086

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeanne Newhall   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes
Brad Dutz   Percussion,Conga,Tabla,Udu
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Matt McKenzie   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Dom Moio   Drums
Jaared Arosemena   Alto Saxophone
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
Charlie Basharat   Violin
Mike Miller   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Jeanne Newhall   Composer,Rhythm Loops
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Wayne Peet   Engineer
Marcus Hummon   Composer
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff   Engineer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Carlos Del Rosario   Engineer

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