Certainly, much can occur in someone’s life within the span of ten years and during this time Karin experienced some of life’s greatest joys while also facing profound life altering losses. These experiences are reflected in much of the music on this recording. Plato describes the songs and themes as “characters” many of us meet on life’s journey. Some are related to a feeling, or an experience, reflecting life’s joys and sorrows.
This Could Be The One was recorded in the famed Warehouse Studio in Vancouver (Bryan Adam's studio) with recording Engineer Sheldon Zaharko who was able to capture a spacious, warm, and natural "live off the floor" sound. Special guests include blues star Jim Byrnes and Rebecca Shoichet who each sing a duet with Plato, and trombonist Rod Murray who is the featured guest on two other songs.
Plato’s stellar band is Chris Gestrin (piano) James Danderfer (clarinets) Laurence Mollerup (bass) and Joe Poole (drums).
"This Could Be The One” is her eighth recording of jazz standards and originals. The recording is an audiophile delight, with all the ambiance and exquisite detail captured in a “live off the floor” session. The interplay of each instrument perfectly complements Karin’s voice as she weaves her tales of love, joy and sadness.
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Marty's review: Karin Plato and her quintet have created an album that is fresh in its approach and profoundly refined in its production. Karin's heartfelt songwriting combined with her seductive vocals create a unique adventure in contemporary jazz that is bold and breathtaking. The equally talented quintet do not miss a beat and provide solid and skillful backing that is rich and sensitive. Eight original numbers plus versions of Lennon/McCartney's "I've Just Seen A Face", Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and Carmichael/Loesser's "Heart and Soul" make this release an enjoyable delight from start to finish.