Out this month is a wonderfully swinging yet introspective album from one of Canada's top entertainers, Heather Bambrick, entitled You'll Never Know. The album features an incredible group of musicians including bandmates pianist Mark Kieswetter (Jon Hendricks, Zoot Simms), bassist Ross MacIntyre (Matt Dusk, Emilie-Claire Barlow), drummer Davide DiRenzo (Cassandra Wilson, Holly Cole), and trumpeter Chase Sanborn (Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin), as well as guitarist Rob Piltch (Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Carol Welsman), John Johnson (Holly Cole, Manteca), and legendary flugelhorn virtuoso Guido Basso.
The material ranges from seriously swinging standards ("Get Happy" and "I Only Have Eyes For You”), and stirring original arrangements of pop tunes (“Lovers In A Dangerous Time”) and theatre mainstays (“Far From the Home I Love”), to stunning interpretations of Newfoundland folk music (“Petty Harbour Bait Skiff”) … all delivered with an emotional and vocal maturity that demonstrates a new level of engagement and comfort in her artistry.
Recorded by Juno winners John “Beetle” Bailey and Jono Grant, this album lives where tasteful elegance, introspective interpretation, and straight-up fun all intersect!
Check out selected tracks from the album on SoundCloud.
Heather Bambrick has been wearing many hats for many years - and all of them fit her well! She’s an award-winning vocalist, voice actor, broadcaster, and educator, working with some of the best in the business.
Heather has performed internationally collaborating with artists such as Phil Nimmons, Fred Hirsch, Gene DiNovi, Guido Basso, Lea Delaria, Anne Hampton Callaway, Carol Welsman, Jackie Richardson, Ian Shaw, as well as the late Rob McConnell and Peter Appleyard. She is a founding member of the Beehive Singers (1994 - 2001) and Broadsway, a Jazz / Cabaret ensemble with whom she is currently actively recording and touring. Heather has been a guest performer with various Jazz ensembles, as well as with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra, and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. She will make her debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2017.
You'll Never Know will be released internationally on Friday, February 10th, 2016.
brand new video for "Lovers In A Dangerous Time" released today
Marty's review: Heather Bambrick's array of talents certainly shine through on this latest release. A smooth and polished production that highlights Heather's up front and clear vocals that are at home with jazz, soul and blues styles and she delivers each track with passion and much more than the required aplomb. Combined with top quality jazz musicians that shine on every note, it all comes together in a recording that will please all music lovers, jazz or otherwise. My favourite tracks, "I Can't See for Lookin'" and "Get Happy".
Find out more on official website: http://www.heatherbambrick.ca/
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