Two Calls is Rebecca Hennessy’s first full-length release at the helm, and marks a culmination of influences from her diverse trumpet career. On this recording, Hennessy’s writing brings the traditions of New Orleans party brass bands, Balkan folk music, country blues and high-energy jazz-rock side by side in unique juxtapositions. These songs, in all their diversity, evoke her myriad musical and extra-musical influences, bringing a unique mix of modern and traditional jazz with themes of nature.
The album delivers a lot of music drawn from natural imagery, especially the title song that features a field recording of two competing bird songs that she made deep in the Panamanian jungle. Rebecca leads FOG with her characteristically warm trumpet sound and improviser’s approach to the music, recognizable from her successful and eclectic career both in Toronto as the musical director of the Massey Hall Women’s Blues Review and as a staple in several modern jazz outfits including Hobson’s Choice and Way North. With her style and personality, she is always pushing FOG into new territory in each song.
Rebecca Hennessy is a highly sought-after Toronto-based trumpeter, composer and bandleader who has been performing, recording and touring with various projects since moving to Toronto in 2003 from Vancouver Island, BC. As a leader and co-leader, Rebecca has released seven albums to date and has toured Mexico, Panama, Europe, USA and extensively in Canada. She has also performed and recorded with internationally recognized artists including Adele, Ron Sexsmith, Andy Kim, Owen Pallett, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Ab Baars and Ken Vandermark.
Marty's review: Be prepared for a journey on this album as Rebecca Hennessy and FOG take you through a few different realms of jazz combining rock, fusion, world sounds, New Orleans style brass and some beautiful, almost ambient pieces that will take you places beyond the limits of your mind. Expert and creative musicianship all round with original compositions that ebb and flow together to create a musical adventure for the senses.
Two Calls will be released internationally on Friday, May 19th, 2017.
official website: www.RebeccaHennessy.com
publicity: Orange Grove Publicity
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